The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 is proud to endorse Congressman Pete Stauber for re-election to Minnesota’s 8th District. Local 49 announced the endorsement during a press conference today at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Lake Superior Warehouse in Duluth, MN.
Stauber has been a supporter of unions and blue-collar workers his entire adult life. As a 22-year Duluth police officer, he was a loyal member of Law Enforcement Labor Service Local 363. As a City Councilor in Hermantown and then Saint Louis County Commissioner, he worked tirelessly to move projects forward that created thousands of jobs for union construction workers. These jobs support families, come with quality family health insurance, and the retirement security of a pension in an area where Local 49’s membership is strong.
Local 49 Business Manager Jason George released the following statement:
“I am proud to stand with Congressman Stauber and strongly endorse his re-election. Pete has been a champion for projects that will provide good paying union construction jobs. Line 3 replacement, iron ore mining, logging, PolyMet, Twin Metals and transportation infrastructure funding are his priority and they are our priorities too. These are the jobs that we need in this state, and there has been no one that has fought harder to bring them to the 8th district than Congressman Stauber. Local 49 is proud to be a union that works to build relationships on both sides of the political aisle. Job creation and the support of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage and opposition to Right to Work policies are our priorities. Congressman Stauber supports us on these items and has taken the votes to prove it. We look forward to helping return him to office in November.”
Local 49 looks forward to helping Congressman Stauber promote his campaign, his accomplishments, and his vision for Minnesota’s 8th district.