Pittsburgh, PA − May 2, 2019 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following reaction to a recent tweet from a Pennsylvania House member comparing union pipeline construction workers to Nazis:

“It is disappointing and unacceptable for anyone to refer to hardworking, union men and women who are engaged in pipeline building as “Nazis.” The men and women doing the work on the pipelines are the backbone of America: highly-trained, skilled professionals whose top priority is safety and security.  

“The union workers are interested in safe, high-quality craftsmanship in pipeline development which helps ensure safety for all citizens and communities. As critical, their dedication and professionalism holds pipeline construction companies accountable to higher quality standards.”