I am humbled to receive the endorsement of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Southern California District Council. My great-grandfather and namesake (the first of four consecutive ‘William Edward’s) was in the founding generation and the first to retire on pension due to the activism and strength of the ILWU, and my father just retired from the waterfront after fifty years on the job. The ILWU has long fought for workers rights, and I am proud to stand beside them in that struggle. An injury to one is an injury to all.