Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsements of the United Steelworkers Local 675 and United Steelworkers LA/OC Legislative Education Committee, adding to her labor support in the race to flip Assembly District 38 back to blue. Support from USW adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, and Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva.
"I have worked with Pilar in the fight to guarantee healthcare for my members and all Californians. She has the passion to fight for workers and our families and won't back down until we win,” said David Campbell Secretary-Treasurer, United Steel Workers Local 675 and USW LA & Orange County Legislative Education Committee. “She's been with the USW on the picket line and she will have our backs in Sacramento. Pilar's leadership is exactly what we need inside the Capitol."
Pilar has spent her career fighting for working families, which is why she is so grateful for the support she is receiving from labor unions, including USW.
“Working with USW members to fight for healthcare access, standing with them shoulder to shoulder on the picket line, makes their support of my candidacy so meaningful. They can count on me to continue to fight for them in Sacramento,” said Schiavo.
The United Steelworkers is North America’s largest industrial union, with 1.2 million members and retirees in the United States. working in nearly every industry. Since its founding, USW has been fighting for better workplaces and better lives for everyone.
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.