Montana Teamsters Endorse Farmer Jon Tester for United States Senate

Montana Teamsters, Local 2 and Local 190, Endorse Jon Tester as Best Candidate to Fight for Montana’s Workers

Billings—Today, Teamsters Local 2 and Local 190 endorsed farmer and United States Senator Jon Tester as the best candidate to fight for Montana’s workers.

“Montana workers have a strong, deep-rooted tradition of fighting for their rights in Big Sky Country,” Tester said. “When outsiders came into our state trying to chip away at workers rights and line their own pockets, this state fought back. I’m honored to have the endorsements of Teamsters Local 2 and Local 190, and it’s an honor to fight alongside them on behalf of Montana workers and Montana families in the Senate.”

“There is no better voice for organized workers than Jon Tester,” said Jim Larson, Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 190. “Whether Jon is fighting for collective bargaining rights or protecting workers from workplace discrimination, Jon has made defending labor a priority. Teamsters 190 has Jon’s back, and Jon has our back.”

“We need a fighter for Montana workers in Washington, and Jon Tester is that fighter,” said Bill Rowe, Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 2. “Jon Tester fights for good jobs and good wages for Montana’s workers, and he continues to represent everyday Montanans, not corporate interests. We must send Jon back to the Senate so he can continue to build on that record.”

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.