Steelworkers meeting (1)

Local 10-1 unanimously votes to support Rongione

DREXEL HILL – United Steelworkers Local 10-1 members voted unanimously to endorse Vince Rongione, candidate for State Representative of the 163rd District.

“Vince comes from a great union family and has a tenacious work ethic. Any steelworker would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Vince in the fight for more and better jobs,” USW 10-1 President Jim Savage said. “Here at Local 10-1 we know what it means to fight for jobs and we know that Vince has what it takes to fight with us. That is why we unanimously endorsed him, and why we will work tirelessly to see him win.”

Local 10-1 is a Delaware County institution with members living and working throughout the county. They made headlines in 2012 by saving the South Philadelphia Sunoco refinery that employs 850 local workers.

“Jim Savage is a gutsy and courageous leader and I am honored to have his personal support and the support of his union brothers and sisters,” Rongione said. “Local 10-1 was the first union to stand with Admiral Sestak in 2006, and I am proud to have them as my first endorsement as well. We need an economy that works for everyone. We need better wages, better working conditions and real retirement security for workers.”

Rongione is the proud son of two teachers and the product of local public schools. His grandfather, Nick Rongione, organized one of the first Insurance Workers strikes in Philadelphia. Vince is a graduate of Villanova University and the Villanova School of Law. He joined Admiral Joe Sestak’s first run for Congress in early 2006 and served on Capitol Hill as Communications Director to Congressman Chris Carney, where he worked on the groundbreaking Wall Street reform legislation following the financial crisis and legislation to help families stay in their homes after the mortgage crisis.

Vince currently lives in Drexel Hill and is a proud uncle and godparent to five nieces and nephews. Vince is engaged to be married later this year. Rongione’s father, Nick Jr., is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner and was elected to three terms on the Haverford Township School Board, including two as President.

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