Election 2016: Members Speak Out

H. Craig Hunt
Local 133

H. Craig Hunt, 43, of Raceland, Ky., is president of Local 133 at Harbison Walker International (HWI), a supplier of refractories products and services. He has been a USW member for 25 years.

“This election is important because the Democrats need to get control of the U.S. House and hopefully regain control of the Senate so we can protect our workers’ rights, keep good paying jobs for working families and try to bring jobs back to America.

 “I support Hillary Clinton for president because she supports me. She supports working families, unions and the ability to organize labor so she’s on my side. The facts are that she’s always supported working families and good paying jobs here in America.

“Hillary is against right-to-work. Right now we don’t have right-to-work in the state of Kentucky where I’m from, but I believe if Donald Trump gets the job, he will push for a nationwide right-to-work law, which would destroy our unions and our ability to organize and collectively bargain for decent wages and working conditions.

 “Hillary will help fight against bad trade deals and fight for good trade deals. But Trump, I think he is going to do whatever he can to keep padding his pocket. He’s a businessman, and I never met a businessman yet who really cares a whole lot about me and my family.

“I think Hillary will protect our right to organize labor and grow our unions. Growing unions would help us. She would help to get wages up for all working people and I think she would try to protect our health care and keep it affordable.

“She’s more for the working family, and I think she has a plan to grow the U.S. economy instead of just building walls.”


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