Carpenters, Pipe Fitters, and 49ers Proudly Endorse Tom Emmer for Congress in MN-06

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association, and the Local 49 Operating Engineers have endorsed Tom Emmer’s reelection campaign to Congress to continue representing Minnesota’s Sixth District.

“The Carpenters believe that we should back candidates based on their record and their support of our members and their families,” said Adam Duininck, the Director of Government Affairs for the Carpenters Union. “While serving in Congress, Rep. Emmer has been a strong ally and partner on many issues from apprenticeship programs, job-creating infrastructure bills and policies, as well as core issues like Davis-Bacon and collective bargaining rights. His record of support for our members has earned our organization’s support.”

“The Minnesota Pipe Trades supports candidates who support us on our issues,” said David Ybarra, the President of the Minnesota Pipe Trades. “Rep. Emmer has voted in support of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage and believes that if you work in the construction trade, you should earn a good, middle-class living.”

“Transportation funding is also a top priority for Congressman Emmer as he has authored legislation to prioritize funding for several transportation related projects, improving Minnesota’s roads, highways, and bridges while creating jobs for Operating Engineers and other skilled crafts,” said Jason George of the Local 49 Operating Engineers.

“The construction trades are the heart and soul of America,” said Emmer. “I’m honored to receive these endorsements. Thank you to the NCSRCC, the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association, and the Local 49 Operating Engineers for all you do to build our country.”

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