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Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council: Council endorses Tom Wolf for governor unanimously. -

6/30/2014

Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council: Council endorses Tom Wolf for governor unanimously. Text of June 30 press release. Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council President Frank A. Sirianni announced the statewide federation of Construction Unions' unanimous endorsement of Tom Wolf for Governor today. The Council, whose affiliated organizations represent approximately 136,000 highly skilled construction workers, along with their families, in every building trade and craft throughout Pennsylvania, is the united voice of construction labor in the Commonwealth. In announcing the endorsement, Sirianni stated that the endorsement was adopted recently at the organization’s convention, “After a review of the records of the candidates for both major parties and all candidates being invited to be interviewed by our organization’s political arm.” Sirianni further stated that, “Our members, who are employed in virtually every community of Pennsylvania by more than 3,500 construction contractors and subcontractors, have spoken and they have told us with a forceful clarity that Tom Wolf represents a shining voice in the battle to make our Commonwealth’s government responsive to the hopes, needs and aspirations of working people in Pennsylvania. Tom Wolf is a voice of welcoming reason who knows, first and foremost, that strengthening our communities, assuring a family sustaining wage for working families, focusing on access to health care for all Pennsylvanians, rationally protecting our resources, fairly securing our economy and enhancing the quality of education for our children are the keys to the return of fairness and progress in our society.” The Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council is a federation of unions representing unionized construction workers in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Affiliates include 110 local unions and 16 regional councils operating in every corner of the Commonwealth. Its affiliates maintain active collective bargaining relationship with in excess of 3500 construction contractors and operate, jointly with contractor representatives, an overwhelming majority of highly acclaimed construction labor training and education programs, as well as health care and retirement funds covering active and retired construction workers and their families. Tom Wolf secured the endorsement during the 2014 convention held by the Council in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. In addressing convention delegates, he expressed gratitude for the very meaningful demonstration of support for his long-standing efforts on behalf of all working people in Pennsylvania. Contact: Frank A. Sirianni, President, 717-233-5726 -30-
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