PRESS RELEASE: Alaska District Council of Laborers Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

Alaska District Council of Laborers Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

ANCHORAGE, AK – The Alaska District Council of Laborers, which represents 6,000 construction, service, health care, and public sector workers throughout Alaska, has announced their endorsement of Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) for re-election. The endorsement highlights Sullivan’s strong record of supporting jobs and apprenticeships for Alaska Laborers.

“Dan Sullivan has always had an open door, and we appreciate his willingness and determination to advocate for Alaska jobs and apprenticeships,” said Joey Merrick, Business Manager of Laborers Local 341. “His record of bringing new investments and jobs to Alaska is clear and we look forward to our continued work together.”

Senator Dan Sullivan has spearheaded numerous efforts on behalf of Alaska’s workers and laborers including:

  • Protecting apprenticeship programs for building trades;
  • Standing-up for prevailing wages;
  • Authorizing new critical infrastructure projects across the state that create jobs and strengthen roads, ports, bridges, and runways;
  • Leading efforts to advance new responsible energy development and the opening of ANWR and the NPR-A;
  • Securing $1.6 billion in new military construction funding for Alaska with an emphasis on local hire;
  • And repealing the Cadillac Tax which would’ve applied a 40% excise tax on the vast majority of Alaska health plans, including union health plans throughout the state.

“Dan has been a champion, leading the charge, for jobs in Alaska,” said Scott Eickholt, Business Manager of Local 942.

“Dan Sullivan has always had a good working relationship with public employees, I look forward to another six years,” said Jordan Adams, Business Manager of Local 71.

BACKGROUND: 
 

The Alaska District Council of Laborers is a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and includes Laborers Local 341, Local 942, and Local 71 which represent 6,000 construction, service, health care, and public sector workers throughout Alaska.

For a full list of groups and organizations that have endorsed Senator Dan Sullivan for re-election, click here.