Chatsworth, CA -- Today, on the heels of announcing a record-setting fundraising haul of more than $120,000 in less than six weeks, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of Machinists District Lodge 947. Machinists 947 represents more than 7,500 members primarily in the manufacturing industry.
The endorsement from Machinists District Lodge 947 adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently earned the endorsements of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva, Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez, Miguel Santiago, and Alex Lee, CA Dem Party Vice Chair David Campos, Hon. Jane Kim, Teamsters Joint Council 42, AFSCME 3299, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), California Conference of Machinists, United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) TSA Local 1260.
“We need people in Sacramento who will stand up to special interests and always put working families first. That’s why we are proud to support Pilar for Assembly,” said Sal Vasquez, Business Manager, Machinists District Lodge 947. “Pilar has a long record of delivering for her community on housing, healthcare, good jobs, and more. We know she will be able to get to work starting on day one.”
Schiavo spent her career fighting for good union jobs, healthcare for all Californians, housing people can afford, and a government that puts people first. Growing support from working families validates her work over the last two decades on behalf of working families.
“I am so honored to have earned the support from Machinists District Lodge 947. The growing labor support in this race is so meaningful and important, and signals just the kind of legislator I will be -- one who never backs down, and always puts people first,” said Pilar Schiavo. “Our community can count on me to take my decades of experience fighting for working families with me to Sacramento.”
Pilar has spent her career working to uplift working families. For almost 13 years, Pilar worked with California Nurses Association (CNA), most recently deploying nurses for disaster relief and humanitarian missions. She's also worked with UNITE-HERE Local 11, SEIU, AFL-CIO, the San Francisco Labor Council, all with the one goal of uplifting families. Pilar has been active in her community for years, initiating and co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) and the West Valley People's Alliance (WVPA), serving on the PTA at her daughter's public school, and was elected to the Leadership & School Site Councils. Pilar lives with her daughter Sofia and her stepdaughter Germany in Chatsworth. More at Pilar4CA.com.