ALASKA -- Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced its endorsement of Al Gross, a first-time candidate, for US Senate. The union says Gross has long fought for a better economic climate in Alaska, with hopes of raising the minimum wage, strengthening and securing pension plans for Alaskans, adamantly fighting against climate change, and implementing critical campaign finance reforms.
Gross’s opponent is first-term Sen. Dan Sullivan, who was appointed state attorney general by then-Governor Sarah Palin in 2009.
“We are proud to emphatically endorse Al Gross for US Senate,” said Brenda Roberts, CWA District 7 Vice President. “One in four Alaskans are organized at their place of work, and they cannot afford to risk their pension plans nor their jobs during this time. As a union member himself, Al Gross understands the importance of collective membership and action, and we know that when it comes to ensuring workers have access to fair wages and protected pension plans, Al gross will be up for the job.”
Under President Chris Shelton, CWA is making historic investments in taking back the US Senate in the 2020 elections.