Appleton, Wis. – Outagamie County Govt and pro-labor populist candidate for U.S. Senate Tom Nelson right now introduced his endorsement from the union representing staff from Appleton Coated (now Midwest Paper Firm), a 122-year-old paper mill he fought to save.
Nelson labored with union leaders to file a lawsuit to cease the mill from being shuttered and offered for components after it was pressured by a financial institution into receivership in 2017, as a substitute leading to a profitable collaboration that saved greater than 300 jobs.
The assertion endorsing Nelson from the mill’s United Steelworkers Local 2-144 reads:
“Why stand with Tom Nelson you ask? Simple – because he stood with us and because he saved 300 plus paper mill jobs, and a mill that was destined to disappear is back up and running STRONG. Tom got the job done.”
Nelson, who wrote in regards to the Appleton Coated struggle in his 2021 guide One Day Stronger, has been essentially the most vocal and confirmed pro-union candidate from among the many Democratic subject looking for the nomination to tackle anti-union extremist Sen. Ron Johnson, who admitted he didn’t care to carry a finger to assist union staff preventing Oshkosh Protection to preserve jobs in his personal hometown from going to South Carolina.
“Local 2-144 is an inspiration to my candidacy and campaign and my main motivation to go to the Senate is to make sure we put workers first. Their victory showed me that workers in Wisconsin don’t need to lay down to big banks and corporations who want to shut down their jobs or politicians like Ron Johnson who are happy to cheer for the devastation of our working families,” Nelson mentioned.