Friday, July 13, 2012

Cravaack Gains a Union Endorsement

Labor unions typically support DFL candidates in Minnesota's 8th District.  This year the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 gathered in Duluth and endorsed Republican incumbent Chip Cravaack. 

There have been 7 attempts in this Congress to repeal critical local contractor and worker protections in the Davis-Bacon act. The union was impressed that all 7 times Congressman Cravaack voted against his party line. More recently, there have been several attempts to eliminate the ability of the government to use Project Labor Agreements on federal projects which save the taxpayers money and ensure quality construction. Congressman Cravaack voted against the party line and with the local construction workers and contractors, who benefit from Project Labor Agreements.

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