Labor Coalition Forms To Support Schuring
Republican Kirk Schuring today announced support of a labor coalition in his bid to represent Ohio's 16th Congressional District.
"As a Congressman, I will represent the interests of everyone in the district and I look forward to working with this growing group of supporters who represent various labor unions. This coalition is a terrific addition to our growing base of support within the district," Schuring said.
Local labor leaders appreciate the work Schuring has done as a state legislator the past 15 years.
"Kirk Schuring was with us from the beginning to the end during our struggle at the Hoover Company," said Chris Koehler, Chief Steward of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1985.
"He was there to show support and guidance during our contract talks with Maytag in 2003, and also when we first heard that Maytag was possibly going to be sold. During that period, he played an important role in our quest to pursue alternatives in an attempt to save our jobs and keep the Hoover Company in North Canton," Koehler said.
John Marinucci, President of USW Local 1124-03 of Republic Special Metals, also supports Schuring.
"Kirk has always been there when we have needed him. He is the guy we call when we need help, and he always responds."
Schuring said the district's next Congressman must understand the challenges, hopes and values of working people.
"Working families in the 16th district have been fighting a long time to make a decent wage and put food on the table. With the rising cost of groceries and gasoline, they need an advocate to fight for them in Washington."
Schuring considers the labor force one of the district's strengths.
"The 16th Congressional District is fortunate to have a skilled workforce with a strong work ethic. Skilled laborers play a key role in my economic development plan a plan that will grow our economy, save and create jobs," he said.