BOZEMAN, Mont. –The Daines for Montana campaign today released a new ad highlighting Steve Daines’ work to protect good-paying Montana union jobs and Montana families’ access to affordable energy from job-killing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that threaten Montana’s coal industry.
The ad, “Montana Jobs,” features Democrat and retired union leader Bob Winger, who experienced first-hand the job-killing consequences of policies and regulations promoted by fringe environmental groups.
“I made a career in coal-powered plants and heavy industry,” says Winger, retired union president. “There are fringe environmentalists trying to destroy our jobs. These environmentalists actually told me to retrain my membership for lesser paying jobs.”
A recent report shows Montana ranks 48th in wages nationwide– and overreaching regulations on Montana’s energy and natural resources industries further threatens the state’s ability to grow and keep good-paying jobs.
Montana’s coal industry supports more than 5,000 good-paying Montana jobs and is the source of more than half of Montana’s electricity.
Click here to view the ad.
I’m Bob Winger.
I’m a Democrat and a retired union leader.
I made a career in coal-powered plants and heavy industry.
There are fringe environmentalists trying to destroy our jobs.
These environmentalists actually told me to retrain my membership
for lesser paying jobs.
At number 48 in wages, Montana can hardly afford that.
That’s why I support Steve Daines for Senate.
We can count on Steve to fight back
and protect good-paying Montana jobs.
I’m Steve Daines and I approved this message.