Chris Bubser Wins Endorsement from Service Employees International Union
Nearly 20 Organizations Representing Working Families are Backing Bubser’s Bid for Congress
February 12, Victorville, CA -- Today, the campaign of Chris Bubser announced that she has been awarded the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU represents over 700,000 nurses, classroom aides, state workers, security officers, college professors, home care workers, janitors, and social workers across California. Bubser is running in California’s 8th Congressional District.
“I am greatly humbled by the endorsement of SEIU California” said Bubser. “The men and women who make up this great union are the people who take care of us when we’re sick, keep our office buildings and airports safe, and make our courts and city functions run. These workers are the heart and soul of our society. I look forward to standing with them in their fight for dignity and better wages.”
SEIU’s support adds to an impressive list of labor endorsements including the AFL-CIO, California Teachers Federation, California Labor Federation, Teamsters, and Laborers’ International Union of North America. In addition she has received the support of 22 Federal, State, and local officials, labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, and the California Democratic Party.
Chris is the choice of labor and working families because she is prioritizing protecting and expanding access to affordable healthcare, bringing better-paying 21st century jobs to her district and believes in the rights of workers to collectively bargain for better wages and working conditions. Her GOP opponent, Jay Obernolte gets a 7% rating from the California Labor Federation and in 2019 voted against AB387 which authorizes collective bargaining for childcare workers.
The 8th Congressional District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.