Nicholas Autiello for Senate today announced the endorsements of the 17 labor unions that make up the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, as well as the political arm of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
The endorsements of the labor organizations and the leading business advocacy group show that Autiello is ready on day one to stand up for working families in Rhode Island, grow the economy, and create new, good, higher-wage jobs in Rhode Island, his campaign said.
“I am thrilled to receive endorsements from both labor and the business community. Labor unions built the middle class, and I’m proud to stand with them to give working Rhode Islanders a leg up in the 21st century. It’s also vitally important that we make Rhode Island a better place to do business, and I’m committed to growing a world-class economy in our state. Expanding job training, apprenticeships, and career and tech education, growing our economy and creating new jobs through investment and innovation, and solving our housing affordability crisis by building more housing are cornerstones of my campaign,” said Autiello.
Autiello is facing incumbent Paul Jabour and left-wing progressive Sam Bell.
“I am the only candidate in the race for State Senate District 5 that is talking about economic opportunity. These endorsements speak volumes about my ability to pass legislation to grow our economy and protect our working families on day one,” said Autiello. “The message is loud and clear: the status quo in District 5 isn’t moving us forward, and it’s time for change with the experience and vision to move our state forward.”
“We’ve made this endorsement because we strongly feel that Nick Autiello understands the issues and challenges faced by the hardworking men and women of the building trades, and once elected, he will be a true proponent and advocate for them,” said RIBCTC President Michael Sabitoni.
State Senate District 5 represents the West End, Federal Hill, Olneyville, and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods of Providence.