WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today issued a joint statement of support for Boeing production workers in South Carolina who will vote Wednesday on joining the International Association of Machinists.

“Union representation is the bedrock of our middle class and has empowered generations of American workers to organize for better wages and fairer treatment in the workplace. We strongly support Boeing’s South Carolina workers’ effort to exercise their right to vote on union representation, and we urge Boeing to remain neutral in the election. Boeing’s partnership with the International Association of Machinists in Washington State is proof that Machinists’ members are highly skilled workers and are key to Boeing’s global leadership in the aerospace industry. We hope Boeing’s workers in South Carolina are afforded the same opportunity as their Washington colleagues to choose union representation.”