Jennifer O'Mara for State Representative

Labor and Union Endorsements

Jennifer is proud to be endorsed by a wide range of labor and union organizations across the Commonwealth. Read more about why your organization thinks Jennifer is the best candidate for the 165th.


Unions and Labor Endorsements

Jennifer is proud to be endorsed by a wide range of union and labor organizations across the Commonwealth



“I come from a union family – my father was a union firefighter and, after he died, my mother became a union bus driver. I know how important this is to union workers and union families. We all need to be advocating for strong workers’ rights and collective bargaining, for pensions, and for effective job training for union workers.”

Pennsylvania’s statewide AFL-CIO represents nearly a million workers across Pennsylvania, fighting for affordable healthcare, high quality public education, job safety, fair and sustainable wages, and other important programs to benefit workers.  

AFSCME District council 33

“AFSCME DC 33 has been incredibly important to the Labor Movement in this city and region, and their members provide vital public services in Philadelphia that everyone in the surrounding region enjoy. I am proud to receive this endorsement and look forward to advancing the Workers’ Bill of Rights as an elected official in Harrisburg."

AFSCME District Council 33 is Philadelphia's largest municipal union, representing over 10,000 workers. 

AFSCME District council 47

“Without the Labor Movement, I would not have the ability to run for office today. We lost my father to gun-suicide when I was 13 and we survived because of public services, my father’s pension from his career as a Union Firefighter, and the benefits provided to our family from my mom’s Union job as a school bus driver."

AFSCME District Council 47 has over 6,000 members in a diverse range of occupations in the region, including local governments, universities, or libraries.

Afscme District 1199C

“I cannot thank District 1199C enough for believing in me. The men and women in 1199C are on the front lines of health care and support citizens in times of grave need. Thanks to the dedication of 1199C’s leadership, including President Henry Nicholas, Executive Vice President Chris Woods, and Executive Vice President John Hundzynski, the workers in 1199C who provide this care have seen improvements in their working conditions and growing Union membership. I am thrilled to work with them as a voice fighting for workers’ rights in Harrisburg.”

District 1199C has over 12,000 members and represents workers in all fields in major health care institutions in Philadelphia and the surrounding region

American federation of teachers - Pennsylvania

“[Candidates like O’Mara] will work to fund our public schools, colleges and universities and vigorously defend the rights of working people. While all elections are important, we believe it is crucial for our members to become actively involved in the political process – from registering voters before the election to getting out the vote on Election Day. The future of our public education and high-quality public services, as well as access to affordable health care and workers’ rights are at stake in this election.”
-AFTPA President Ted Kirsch

AFTPA represents 36,000 members in 93 local affiliates across the Commonwealth, and has been a strong advocate for causes in public education, from desegregating public schools to supporting the needs of disadvantaged children.

International Association of FireFighters Local 22

“O’Mara knows exactly how important unions like Local 22 are. She has all of our support behind her in this campaign. We know she’s the best candidate to be a voice for firefighters and to represent unions in Harrisburg.”
-IAFF Local 22 Vice President Chuck McQuilkin

Local 22, the Philadelphia Firefighters’ and Paramedics’ Union, represents over 4,000 current and retired firefighters, paramedics, and Philadelphia Fire Department Officers.

Laborers district council of the metropolitan area of philadelphia and vicinity

"It's an honor to have the support of Philly and Delco's laborers behind me. I'm here today because of public services and unions, and I will fight to protect their rights in Harrisburg."

The Laborer's District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity works on behalf of over 5,000 members in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to secure projects, promote the hiring of union workers, and meet the quality-of-life needs of employees and employers.

National association of social workers

"I know the importance of public services - my family wouldn't be here without them. And I'm running to protect public services that were there for me when they needed to be. It's an honor to have the support of the social workers behind me and my campaign."

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to advance the growth of its members and provide professional training and advocates for strong social policies to support all communities.

Philadelphia joint board, workers united

"PJB/WU is an incredibly diverse union of workers across a range of fields and backgrounds. They've done tremendous work through their Get Out the Vote efforts, and it's an honor to have their support."

Philadelphia Joint Board, Workers United primarily represents workers in textile and apparel manufacturing, as well as hospitality, retail, distribution, and industrial laundries.

Plumbers union local 690

“Jenn doesn’t just say she gets the struggles of working families, she’s lived it. When Jenn goes to Harrisburg, the 1,850 members and families of the Plumbers Local 690 can be assured she will fight alongside us, and the whole labor movement.”
-Local 690 Business Manager John Kane

Plumbers Union Local 690 has played an instrumental role in the growth of Greater Philadelphia region, and works to ensure working families share in the opportunities and prosperity brought by development.

united steelworkers district 10

"It's unions like the steelworkers that keep this country going. We have a middle class in this country in huge part thanks to unions, and they deserve our advocacy and support. That's a huge reason I'm running - to fight for workers and working families."

USW District 10 represents the Steelworkers in Pennsylvania, and advocates for fair working conditions and a livable wage for all its members. 

teamsters union local 115

“Pennsylvania’s unions, like Local 115, have given so much to me and my family. It’s an honor to have their support in this campaign. I want to make sure these unions have someone in Harrisburg fighting for them as hard as they’re fighting for their members.”

The Teamsters Union originally championed freight drivers and warehouse workers, hard-working men and women who were the backbone of America’s economic growth. Since its formation in 1903, the union has organized workers in a huge range of occupations across the country.

uAw community action program (CAP)

"UAW CAP works to advance union rights through the political process. They're an essential part of the advocacy work unions do, which is as important now as it ever has been. I'm ready to be their champion in Harrisburg."

The Community Action Program (CAP) is the worksite political-legislative arm of the local union and the vital workplace political activator. CAP committee members work on identified key issues adopted by convention action.

Uaw local 1069

"O'Mara's knowledge, understanding and willingness to fight when it comes to issue that are paramount to labor solidified our decision to endorse her for State Representative."
-UAW Local 1069 President Mike Tolassi

The UAW Local 1069 represents the men and women employed at Boeing, whose long hours and hard work play a critical role in Boeing’s production of high quality aircraft for the American military.

ufcw local 1776

“I come from a union family, so I know just how important the work of the UFCW Local 1776 is for its members and their families. I’m running to support the work that they’re doing. Hard-working Pennsylvanians like those in the UFCW Local 1776 deserve a representative who will fight for their rights and interests in Harrisburg.”

The UFCW Local 1776 represents 21,000 men and women working in supermarkets, drug stores, food processing plants, government facilities, manufacturing facilities, nursing homes and professional offices, as well as employees of Pennsylvania’s Wine and Spirits Shops.