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Labor Unions Back Juneau For Montana's Lone House Seat

Democratic US House candidate Denise Juneau launched her statewide Jobs Tour in front of Medicine Crow Middle School, which is currently under construction, in Billings.
Democratic US House candidate Denise Juneau launched her statewide Jobs Tour in front of Medicine Crow Middle School, which is currently under construction, in Billings.

Democratic U-S House candidate Denise Juneau kicked off her jobs tour today in Billings.

Democratic US House candidate Denise Juneau launched her statewide Jobs Tour in front of Medicine Crow Middle School, which is currently under construction, in Billings.
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Democratic US House candidate Denise Juneau launched her statewide Jobs Tour in front of Medicine Crow Middle School, which is currently under construction, in Billings.

Juneau is currently the state school superintendent. She made her announcement in front of Medicine Crow Middle School, which is under construction.

“What better place than a construction site that’s actually building infrastructure for the community where students can learn,” she says.

Juneau says education and workforce training will prepare the workers of tomorrow. She wants them to be able to earn a living wage and raise their families in Montana.

Four labor unions  that represent tens of thousands of workers endorsed Juneau at her announcement.

Amy Hauschild is on the board of the Montana AFL-CIO. She says Juneau has consistently supported Montana’s labor movement.

“Her support of all worker’s rights to collectively bargain, and her consistent opposition to Right to Work make her the clear choice for working families of Montana,” Hauschild says.

The other unions that endorsed Juneau at the Billings event are the MEA-MFT, AFSCME Montana Council 9, and the Teamsters Local 190.

Juneau is challenging Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke.

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