IBEW Endorses Alyse Galvin

September 18, 2018

(ANCHORAGE, AK) -- Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) endorsed Independent Alyse Galvin to represent Alaskan working families in Washington. IBEW represents nearly 750,000 workers in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government, and is among the largest labor unions in the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

“We need strong voices in Congress to protect our right to bargain collectively with our employers over fair wages, improved benefits, and safer working conditions,” said Dave Reaves, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 1547. “Alaskan voters have the opportunity to elect a Congresswoman who will stand up for workers and their families.”

“I am running for Congress to better the lives and livelihoods of Alaskan families, not wealthy donors,” said Alyse Galvin. “As someone who has worked on the slime line, in construction, and as a hotel manager, I understand the value of organized labor. Alaskan workers deserve a champion, and in Congress I will fight for necessary infrastructure projects to create good-paying jobs throughout Alaska.”

Alyse Galvin is a mom, a lifelong Alaskan, a community leader, and a former small business owner. A tireless advocate for education, she spent the last five years as a leader of Great Alaska Schools organizing parents, students, educators, and community leaders to protect public schools from massive budget cuts. In 2017, she led statewide opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

Alyse Galvin is an Independent and the Alaska Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Congress. She will face Rep. Don Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.