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 the Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709. Sprinkler Fitters Local 709 has over 1,000 members, including Building and Metal Trades Journeymen/women, Apprentices and Retirees. Their members work on residential, commercial and industrial sites across Southern California.
The endorsement from the Sprinkler Fitters Local 709 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.
“I am honored to have earned the support of the more than 1,000 sprinkler fitters, who work hard day in and day out to save lives and property,” said Schiavo. “They - along with all working families - can count on me to go to Sacramento and fight for fair wages, health care for all, and housing everyone can afford.”
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.