CHARLESTON, WV— The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents bus drivers, transit workers, and mechanics in West Virginia, announced today that it is endorsing U.S. Senator Joe Manchin for re-election. ATU Local 1742 has nearly 300 members across the Mountain State.
During this year’s school walk out, ATU members who drive school buses in Logan County fought for and won a wage increase. While Manchin supported educators and public workers who made their voices heard for better pay and affordable health care, Attorney General Morrisey threatened to sue those speaking out.
The president of ATU Local 1742, David Sayre, said, “Senator Manchin has always had our back and stood with us for higher wages and a secure retirement. Joe understands West Virginians and is always working with Democrats and Republicans to get things done for working families. We need bridgebuilders like Joe who will work with President Trump when it’s best for our state, and is never afraid to stand up for workers when Washington is is trying to shaft our people.”
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said, “It’s an honor to have ATU supporting me in this campaign. ATU members keep our communities running and help get West Virginians to work and school. I look forward to working with them to create new opportunities with working families.”
Sayre continued, “The people who get up everyday to work hard and earn a paycheck to provide for their family won’t forget that Joe Manchin is the clear choice in 2018.”