Conway-Overly for Kentucky Receives Endorsement of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 21, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and Rep. Sannie Overly today announced the endorsement of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) for the Conway-Overly for Kentucky ticket in the 2015 Kentucky governor’s race.

Conway_Branding“Sannie and I are proud to have the support of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades,” Attorney General Conway said.  “Our campaign is laser-focused on the issues that matter to Kentucky working families, like creating good-paying jobs, attracting new businesses to our state and building an environment of economic opportunity in our Commonwealth.  As Kentucky’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Sannie and I will always keep the interests of our working families at heart as we fight for fair wages in Kentucky and continue standing up to the special interest groups that threaten them.”

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades – Commercial and Industrial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing and Glasswork, Floor Covering Installation and Sign and Display.

In a joint statement, IUPAT business managers Dan Poling (District Council 53), Shawn Solner  (District Council 91), and James Sherwood (District Council 6) said IUPAT is proud to endorse Jack Conway as the next governor of Kentucky.

“Mr. Conway has long been a supporter of working families and our right to organize and earn a fair wage,” the IUPAT leaders said.  “He understands that workers need a leader who will fight for them against wage theft and hazardous working conditions.  His vision to move Kentucky forward is one we believe in, and we stand ready to work every day for his victory in this election.”

In addition to today’s IUPAT endorsement, Conway-Overly for Kentucky has previously announced a series of major endorsements from organizations that represent Kentucky’s working families, including the AFL-CIO, Kentucky Education Association (KEA), Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council, Jefferson County Teachers Association, Teamsters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Boilermakers, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), IUE-CWA, United Auto Workers, the Kentucky Pipe Trades Association, and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).

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