Ohio AFL-CIO Endorses Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate

President Burga: We stand with Ryan because he always stands with us.

The Ohio AFL-CIO today announced that it has unanimously endorsed Congressman Tim Ryan to be the next U.S. senator from Ohio.

“We are proud to announce our endorsement of Tim Ryan to be our next senator,” said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga. “Tim has spent his career fighting for working people in Ohio and we know he will continue that work in the Senate,” he said. “It is a common sight to see Tim Ryan at a union hall, or at a rally or on a picket line— he is always standing at our side, no matter what the circumstances are,” Burga said. “That’s why we are standing with him in this race, and that’s why we are committed to helping him win the seat,” he said.

“I’m honored to earn the endorsement of the Ohio AFL-CIO in this race,” said Tim Ryan. “I’ve always been proud to stand with the working people of this state — from working to raise wages and protect your hard-earned benefits, to speaking out against corporations that try to ship Ohioans’ jobs to other countries, to keeping up the fight to pass the PRO Act. As Ohio’s next senator, I’m going to keep fighting like hell to cut our workers in on the deal, because it’s time this country finally puts you first,” Ryan said.

The Ohio AFL-CIO consists of 1.1 million union members and retirees who are affiliated through 41 international unions and 1,500 local unions.