Election 2016: Members Speak Out

Tom Gleba
Local 1915

Tom Gleba, 45, of Fremont, Ohio, is the financial secretary and Rapid Response coordinator for Local 1915 at Crown Foam Technologies, a division of Ludlow Composites Corp. Married with four children, he has been a union member for a 10 years.

“This election is important to me because of economics. American manufacturing is doing a death rattle in the United States right now. We need to reverse that and I think Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the mindset and the best policies to do that. There’s a lot more substance with her than just sound bites.

“Initially, I was a Bernie Sanders supporter, and I eventually got sold on Hillary. She has the experience and I think she’s got the tools to do a better job.

“I support Hillary because of her stance on trade and her positions on labor, workers’ rights, fair pay, health care for everyone and the minimum wage. Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Supreme Court are also important.

“Hillary has made a commitment to invest in infrastructure and that will create jobs all down the line from steel to rubber, to peripheral things that support the infrastructure.

“She has a big jobs plan, a big plan to invest in infrastructure. I think it’s going to be huge for labor and the middle class.”


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