Roofers & Waterproofers Local 36 Endorse Pilar for Assembly

First Labor Union Jumps into Race to Flip Assembly District 38

Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of the Roofers & Waterproofers Local 36, the first labor union to jump into the race to flip Assembly District 38 back to blue. Support from the Roofers & Waterproofers adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and Senator Connie Leyva.

"Pilar's decades of work delivering for working families is why we are so proud to endorse her campaign for Assembly,” said Cliff Smith, Roofers & Waterproofers Local 36 Business Manager. “We know Pilar will go to Sacramento ready to get to work on day one to deliver on issues like healthcare, housing people can afford, and creating good jobs that provide economic stability for families."

Spending her career fighting for working families - working with the California Nurses Association, UNITE-HERE Local 11, SEIU, AFL-CIO and the San Francisco Labor Council - earning the first endorsement from a labor union in this race is particularly meaningful. 

“Ever since I graduated from college, I have been focused on uplifting working families. From fighting for quality healthcare for all, to housing people can afford, to ensuring everyone has economic stability, I am grateful to have earned the trust that I will deliver for workers and their families in Sacramento,” said Pilar. “I am so honored to have earned the support from the Roofers & Waterproofers Local 36 and look forward to working with them to continue to get things done for our community.” 

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.