Minnesota’s Infrastructure Union Endorses Keith Ellison for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

VIA LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota

MINNESOTA – LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, Minnesota’s infrastructure union of more than 12,000 skilled construction and blue collar Laborers, today announced its endorsement of Keith Ellison for Attorney General. LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota is one of the state’s largest and most politically active unions.

“We can count on Keith Ellison to always be on the side of working people, protect our freedom to prosper and continue to be a champion on wages and local renewable energy jobs for local workers”, said Tim Mackey, LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota President & Business Manager.

“We cannot let the big corporations and CEOs do to Minnesota workers what they have done to Wisconsin workers. We are going to do everything in our power to make sure our members and the people of Minnesota understand Keith Ellison will be the People's Lawyer. He will hold those in power accountable and protect and defend all Minnesotans”, said Mackey.

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Chartered in 1968 by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, a.k.a. Laborers District Council, is based in Saint Paul and serves the members, families and retirees of five Local Unions in Minnesota & North Dakota: Local 563 (Twin Cities Metro, Mankato, Saint Cloud & North Dakota); Local 405 (Rochester & Southeast Minnesota); Local 1091 (Duluth-Superior, Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin); Local 1097 (Iron Range & Northern Minnesota); and Local 363 (City & County Employees Union of Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Greater Minnesota).

By the Numbers:

       12,679 Skilled Construction LIUNA Members Represented

       800 Total Signatory Union Contractor Employers

       173,580 Privately Funded Training Hours in 2016 Accumulated

       27,800 Participants in Our Health and Welfare Plan Covered

       $780.6 Million into Minnesota’s Economy Annually

ATTENTION EDITORS and REPORTERS: Interviews with these and other LIUNA members can be scheduled with Kris Fredson at 651-235-4459 or kfredson@mnldc.org. For more information, please visit https://www.LIUNAMinnesota.org or find LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota on Facebook.

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