MILWAUKEE – Candidate for the citywide MPS School Board seat, Missy Zombor, announced today that she has received the endorsement of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998, the labor union which represents over 1,100 transit workers who make safe, efficient, and affordable public transportation possible.
“Many MPS students and families rely on Milwaukee County transit to get to and from school, work, or medical appointments, and I’m honored to receive the endorsement from ATU Local 998,” said Missy Zombor. “I believe in the power of community coalitions and look forward to working with ATU Local 998 to help bring greater transit access to MPS students and families.”
“Missy has always been a strong supporter of public transit and transit workers,” said Donnell Shorter, ATU Local 998 President. “Missy knows that a strong transit system makes our community safer, stronger, and more equitable.”
“Missy is a strong community advocate for public transit and our public schools,” said ATU Local 998 Vice President Michael Brown. “We’ve known Missy for over half a decade, and whenever transit is in trouble, she shows up to help. That’s the kind of representative we need on the school board.”
“Many transit workers are Milwaukee Public School parents like myself,” said Michael Brown, Vice President of ATU Local 998. “We care deeply about the future of our public schools and opportunities for our children. We can’t think of anyone who would be a better fit for the citywide school board seat than Missy Zombor.”
Missy Zombor is a Milwaukee Public Schools parent and works for the Milwaukee-based education publisher Rethinking Schools, which specializes in critical perspectives on social justice curriculum and education. She is well-known and widely respected for her commitment to public education, social and economic justice, environmental issues, and worker rights.
The Spring Election will be held on April 4, 2023, with a possible Primary Election on February 21, 2023.