For Immediate Release
September 27, 2017
MN-CD3: Adam Jennings Wins UAW Endorsement
Union: Jennings 'strong contrast' to Erik Paulsen
TONKA BAY, MN. -- The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Minnesota State Community Action Program Council has endorsed DFL candidate Adam Jennings in the 3rd Congressional District.
Jennings, a member of the Tonka Bay City Council, launched his campaign for U.S. Congress in July of 2017. He's focused on public education, universal health care, and standing up for working families.
"This endorsement is about more than an election campaign," he said. "It's about our values. As the only candidate in this race to hold a union membership, I know it's unions that make the American dream possible for so many people. Jobs. Health care. Opportunities for advancement. Those things don't just magically happen. They're rights we earned because unions fought for them."
Before earning degrees from the University of Minnesota and Carlson School of Management, Jennings worked at the Ford assembly plant in St. Paul. "The UAW helped make it possible for me to live my dreams," he said.
Dan Manuel, Chairman of the UAW CAP Council, said labor issues are more important than ever. "We need a strong contrast to Erik Paulsen," he said. "Adam is the kind of candidate who can make the case city-by-city and block-by-block. He gets it because he's lived it."
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers
of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America,
with members in virtually every sector of the economy.
The UAW has more than 400,000 active members and more than 580,000 retired members.
Adam Jennings lives in Tonka Bay with his wife Dr. Megan Jennings, a
pediatrician, and their two children Dorothy and Atticus.
Adam worked his way through college at the U of M
working at the Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant as a UAW member,
and in administration at the U of M as a member of AFSCME.
After 9/11, Adam signed up for the Minnesota Army National Guard,
where he served eight years – including being deployed to Kosovo.Adam got his MBA at the Carlson School. He has worked professionally at Allianz and Mortenson Construction,
and owns a small business that provides housing for military veterans.