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IUPAT District Council 82 endorses Congressman Rick Nolan in Minnesota’s 8th District

(Little Canada) The IUPAT District Council 82 announced this morning their official endorsement of Congressman Nolan for his 2016 re-election bid.

“Rick has been a strong advocate for our members while in Congress. He’s vocally opposed to the bad trade deals being pushed through Congress and supports legislation that helps our middle class, working families. He fights for our members and their families,” says Terry Nelson, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer of IUPAT District Council 82.

“Rick has a track record of supporting the important issues that face our working families in northern Minnesota, unlike Stewart Mills who is now bringing his Fleet Farm chain stores into our communities with several non-union contractors that have resulted in pickets and work stoppage. Stewart Mills is no friend of Working Families!” said Craig Olson, President of District Council 82 and resident of the 8th Congressional District.

IUPAT District Council 82 Endorses Angie Craig in the Race for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District

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“District Council 82 is very excited to stand behind Angie Craig in her bid for Minnesota’s 2nd district. While we generally don’t engage in endorsements this early, we recognize the unique opportunity we have to fight for this open seat, especially with a candidate like Angie,” said IUPAT District Council 82 Business Manager Terry Nelson.

Angie understands the strong impact of trade policy on the building and construction trades and will fight to support the rights of our workers. She supports the right of workers to collectively bargain for safer working conditions, good wages, and the ability to retire with dignity.”

The IUPAT District Council 82 represents hundreds of workers in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District and nearly 3,000 throughout Minnesota. IUPAT members work in commercial and industrial painting, glazing and glasswork, drywall finishing and the sign, display and convention industries.

 

-On January 27, 2015 the MN AFL-CIO held its Labor 2014 Volunteer Recognition event at the Crown Plaza Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, MN. Awards were given out to different Local Unions and District Councils that either met or exceeded their goals to turn out their membership to help elect candidates that support working families. District Council 82 received the top award for having the highest percentage of members come out and volunteer as well as for making a PAC contribution to the Labor 2014 movement. Pictured with BMST Nelson is MN AFL-CIO President, Shar Knutson.

-On January 27, 2015 the MN AFL-CIO held its Labor 2014 Volunteer Recognition event at the Crown Plaza Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, MN. Awards were given out to different Local Unions and District Councils that either met or exceeded their goals to turn out their membership to help elect candidates that support working families. District Council 82 received the top award for having the highest percentage of members come out and volunteer as well as for making a PAC contribution to the Labor 2014 movement. Pictured with BMST Nelson is MN AFL-CIO President, Shar Knutson.