"Elizabeth Colbert-Busch has a long, proven track record of creating jobs and standing up for hard-working Americans, which is exactly the kind of leadership we need in Washington, D.C.," said Daniel Flippo, who is director of USW’s District 9.
"From her track record of bringing green jobs to South Carolina, to her strong support for manufacturing and her experience as a negotiator, she's proven that she can help end the partisan gridlock in Congress and get Americans back to work."
In its press release, USW specified Colbert-Busch’s record with Clemson’s Restoration Institute, which she serves as Director of Business Development, as evidence of her skills. “In that role, she helped bring the world’s largest wind turbine/grid simulator facility to South Carolina.”
USW is the largest labor union in North America, and represents over 850,000 in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. It has four chapters – MeadWestvaco, Georgetown Steel, Giant Cement and Rhodia – in the greater Charleston region.
Included in the issues it addresses politically are U.S. trade, retirement and national economy.
Other labor endorsements secured by Colbert-Busch include the state AFL-CIO.