Montana SEIU Endorses Farmer Jon Tester for United States Senate

SEIU 775 and its Members Endorse Jon Tester as Best Candidate to Fight for Montana’s Workers

Billings—Today, SEIU 775—which represents caregivers across Montana—endorsed farmer and United States Senator Jon Tester as the best candidate to fight for Montana’s workers.

“Montana has a proud history of standing up and fighting back against outsiders who have tried to exploit Montana’s workers,” Tester said. “Montana’s healthcare workers have devoted their lives to making sure every Montanan gets compassionate and quality care. They deserve unions like SEIU 775, which has been a champion for the rights of Montana caregivers since Day One. I’m honored to have their endorsement, and I will continue to fight alongside SEIU 775 in the Senate.”

“Caregivers across the state of Montana have a true champion in Jon Tester,” said homecare worker Winnifred Schafer of SEIU. “We need someone like Jon in the Senate to fight for fair wages, protections against workplace discrimination, and to hit back on attempts to undermine collective bargaining rights. We at SEIU are proud to endorse Jon and his proven record of standing with Montana workers.”

Tester has been a relentless advocate for Montana’s workers throughout his career. Tester has pushed for fair increases to the minimum wage so no full-time Montana worker has to live in poverty, and has regularly gone to bat for collective bargaining rights.

Tester has also pushed “Buy American” policies to require the government to use Made In America products for their infrastructure projects, and he has consistently fought to prevent workplace discrimination.

Tester’s leadership on worker rights in the Senate is more important than ever in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which rolled back much of what Montana’s working families have fought for over the last century.