Pennsylvania’s Casey hopes not to strike out with union voters

CORAOPOLIS, Pennsylvania — Dressed in a suit and tie, Edward J. Bigley, the business manager of Plumbers Union Local 27, took to the podium just before Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) was set to speak and outlined who his union members were and why they were supporting the Scranton Democrat.

“We have eleven hundred members that represent 15 counties, and we are one of the 17 unions that make up the Pittsburgh building trades,” Bigley said at the event at the plumber’s local building in suburban Pittsburgh.

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA, center) speaks at the Plumbers Union Local 27 building in Pittsburgh after Gov. Josh Shapiro (D-PA, center-right) introduced him after the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council’s endorsement. (Courtesy photo)

“We have survived a long time here, as all you guys in the building trades have, in a very competitive and sometimes unfair environment. So when you get someone like Sen.
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