PRESS RELEASE: Laborers’ International Union of North America Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

ANCHORAGE, AK – The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) – which represents 500,000 construction workers – today announced their endorsement of Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) for re-election.

“Senator Sullivan has stood with LIUNA members and their families on high wage standards, training, job creation, and protecting our health care. Senator Sullivan has steadfastly defended Alaska Laborers’ jobs and our way of life,” said Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA. “Senator Sullivan has always been a friend to LIUNA and working families. LIUNA members will be supporting Senator Dan Sullivan in the 2020 Alaska Senate Race and we look forward to continuing to work with him to create good jobs and strengthen the middle-class.”

To read the full endorsement letter: click here.

As U.S. 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.

BACKGROUND:

LIUNA represents 500,000 skilled and experienced union laborers who are trained to work safely in the construction and energy industries. Members build roads, bridges, and schools, install rainwater catchment systems and build water and sewer systems, and work in every area of the energy sector, helping to build solar plants, wind farms, and natural gas and oil pipelines.

Last week, the Alaska District Council of Laborers – a LIUNA member that includes Laborers Local 341, Local 942, and Local 71 – endorsed Senator Dan Sullivan for re-election.

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