On January 5, 2016 the Emily Cain for Congress campaign announced the endorsement of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC) Local 1996 and The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC), which represent hundreds of members across Maine.
"The Carpenters know that Emily Cain will fight to create good paying jobs and increase wages for working families while fighting against employers who misclassify workers, threaten our right to organize or to collectively bargain. When Emily Cain is in Congress, working Mainers can count on her to strengthen Maine’s middle class and grow Maine’s economy,” said John Leavitt, NERCC’s Regional Business Manager for Northern New England.
The Carpenter’s endorsement follows early labor endorsements by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the American Postal Worker’s Union, Locals 458 and 461, the American Postal Worker’s Union of Maine, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Part-time Faculty Association, Local 4593 in backing Emily Cain for Congress.
Cain has also earned the support of the Communication Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (International), and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).
In Congress, Cain’s number one priority will be to create jobs and economic opportunity for every Maine family by making investments in small businesses and business innovation, rebuilding roads and bridges, lowering student debt, opposing unfair trade deals that cost Mainers jobs, and expanding access to workforce training.
More About Emily Cain: Emily Cain represented the people of Penobscot County in the Maine State Legislature for ten years in the House and Senate. As the youngest woman to serve as House Minority Leader, Emily earned a reputation as someone willing to work across the aisle to get things done. During that time, she also worked in alumni relations and marketing for the University of Maine’s Honors College. Emily now works as an education consultant helping Maine students achieve their full potential beyond high school. Emily lives in Orono with her husband, Danny Williams.