LAS VEGAS – Today, the Heller for Senate campaign announced that Laborers Union Local 872, based in Las Vegas, has endorsed Dean Heller for reelection citing his commitment and proven record of creating good-paying jobs and growing Nevada’s economy. The union represents nearly 2,500 Nevadans.
This endorsement marks the third major backing of a Nevada union for Dean Heller. Both the Professional Firefighters of Nevada union and the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition have endorsed Heller’s campaign.
“Nevadans need good paying jobs and Dean Heller has delivered over and over again – that’s why Local 872 has endorsed him for reelection,” said Tommy White, Business Manager-Secretary Treasurer for Local 872. “Senator Heller gets it. He stood up for us when others wouldn’t and killed the Cadillac tax on our health care plans – a tax that would have devastated our ability to provide health care to working families. Dean Heller has fought for jobs and fought for us. He has our full support.”
Local 872’s endorsement is noteworthy as last election cycle the union supported the campaigns of Democrats Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen.
“I’m honored to have the support of Local 872 for my reelection campaign,” said Dean Heller. “Nevada’s economy is booming and we cannot afford to turn back the clock and reverse this progress. In Washington, I will continue to stand up for the hardworking men and women in Las Vegas and across Nevada who punch the clock every day to support their families and loved ones.”
The son of an auto mechanic and school cook, Heller understands the struggle and sacrifice families endure to get to get ahead, which is why he has always put the needs of Nevada’s hardworking families first.
Heller helped write and pass into law the job-creating Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation has been wildly successful since being signed into law, with thousands of Nevadans seeing pay increases, special bonuses, and expanded employee benefits.
Additionally, more companies are hiring because of these tax cuts – and the Las Vegas Strip is a perfect example. The once-stalled Fontainebleau, now called The Drew, is resuming construction and the project is expected to create 11,000 jobs in Southern Nevada alone.
And during his time in the U.S. Senate, he’s fought against the Cadillac tax, a levy that would make employer-sponsored health care plans unaffordable for nearly 1.3 million Nevadans. Heller worked across the aisle and helped stop the tax from going into effect two times.
Meanwhile, Jacky Rosen voted against delaying this onerous tax on the working class twice earlier this year, a major priority for union families.