OSWEGO – Citing the need to support jobs, protect taxpayers and ensure the future of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Billy Barlow Tuesday (Oct. 6) announced that he has received the support and endorsement of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 73.
With more than 500 active and retired members, Local 73 is one of the largest labor organizations in the region and represents workers at both the FitzPatrick and Nine Mile Point power plants.
“Now, more than ever we need strong leadership in our region. With a number of challenges facing our local workforce, including the potential closure of the FitzPatrick power plant it is important that we have elected leaders with vision who share our commitment to building the middle class and supporting job growth. Billy has the experience, vision, dedication, and commitment to local workers and taxpayers that is necessary to move our community forward in a positive direction. As a small business owner, he gets what hard work is and understands the impact our members have on the local economy. Local 73 is proud to support Billy Barlow for mayor and we look forward to continuing to work with him as his campaign progresses,” said Pat Carroll, Local 73 business manager.
“It is an honor to have the support and endorsement of the hardworking men and women of Local 73. The FitzPatrick power plant has a tremendous, multi-million dollar impact on our local economy and tax base. We must do everything possible to secure its future and I look forward to working with local residents, as well as members of Local 73 to advocate for FitzPatrick’s continued operation. As mayor, I will work with leaders at every level of government to protect the future of our power plants and the middle class jobs they support,” said Barlow, candidate for mayor.