ROANOKE - On Thursday, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Del. Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced that he has been endorsed by IUE-CWA Local 82162 in Roanoke. Last week, Rasoul’s campaign announced that its staff had voted to form a union, a first in the history of Virginia lieutenant governors’ campaigns.
“It is the honor of IUE-CWA Local 82162 in Roanoke, VA to endorse Sam Rasoul as our candidate of choice for Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor,” said IUE-CWA Local 82162 President Jack Rowland.
"It’s not just what Local 82162 does for its members, but what they do for the community in Roanoke that has earned the respect and friendship of so many of us here," said Rasoul. "As much as we love our commonwealth, we have to admit that we’ve fallen short in standing up for workers and their right to organize. There is no question where I will stand as Lieutenant Governor: I am with workers, in their advocacy for fair wages and good benefits, in their struggle against so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws, and in all they do to improve the lives of their neighbors."