(BILLINGS, Mont.) – Today, Teamsters Local Union 190 in Billings, Montana announced its support of Lt. Governor Mike Cooney in his run for governor. Cooney has long supported labor and working families in every elected office he has held. The following is an official statement of Jim Larson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 190 on the endorsement of Mike Cooney for governor.
“Mike Cooney is one of Montana’s most trusted and effective leaders and has spent his entire career fighting for hard-working Montanans and our families.
“Raised in Butte, Mike knows the responsibility of state leaders to fight for our brothers and sisters in labor for better wages and working conditions. It’s why he’s spent his career in public service fighting to protect workers’ rights and protect our health and safety. He’s fought for good jobs and quality public education at every turn. And as governor, we can trust Mike to make sure so-called right–to-work never becomes law in our great state.
“Mike knows the importance of the contributions of the men and women who have built Montana – workers. He knows Montanans stand stronger together and that it is the hardworking people of our state who are worth fighting for. It’s why Montanans have elected Mike to statewide office four times—as a state legislator in the House and the Senate, as Secretary of State, and as Governor Steve Bullock’s Lt. Governor— because we know he can get things done by bringing people together and finding responsible solutions while never compromising on our Montana values.
“These have been the fights of Mike’s career—he has a proven record of results, knows how to get the job done, and is ready to hit the ground running as governor on day one.”