Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses Sen. Smith for U.S. Senate

Today, the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Sen. Tina Smith for the U.S. Senate.

“Tina is a proven champion for unions and working families,” said Carly Melin, Executive Director of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council. “Tina has always been an advocate for workers in Minnesota. As Lt. Governor, she worked to raise the minimum wage, expand access to paid parental leave and fought for equal pay. We need her voice in Washington to keep fighting for all working families.”

“We are proud to endorse Tina Smith for the U.S. Senate,” said Craig Olson, President of the Duluth Building and Construction Trades. “Tina fights for investments that allow our members to build the infrastructure Minnesotans rely on every day.  She knows how important our work is and that’s why she is our champion in Washington.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council,” says Sen. Smith. “I am thankful for the work that Building Trades members do to build our roads, bridges and communities. In the Senate I am focused on working to improve the lives of all Minnesotans, standing up for the right of workers to collectively organize, workforce development, and fighting to make sure that hard working Minnesotans receive the pensions they deserve.”

The Minnesota State Building Trades Council acts as an advocate for organized labor in the Minnesota construction industry. With more than 70,000 members across ten regional councils, Building Trades has worked for 70 years to improve workforce training, advocate for safe work practices, and develop fair and equitable labor management policies for all of its members.