LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council (MBCTC) announced their support of Democratic Congressional candidate Dana Ferguson. The MBCTC supports the interests of nearly 100,000 construction workers in the State of Michigan.
"This endorsement is really close to my heart, considering how impactful the trades have played in my upbringing and history," said Ferguson. "I believe they are going to play a bigger role in the future modernizing infrastructure and rebuilding the First District."
When elected, the candidate says his support for working families will be ongoing. The Ferguson campaign is pushing a plan to create thousands of union jobs in the district. It’s a popular movement called the ‘Green / Blue Alliance,” emphasizing an increase in jobs building green infrastructure.
The MBCTC helps protect the safety, working conditions and wages of Michigan's unionized construction workforce. They support building trades unions by working with contractors, contractor associations, lawmakers and local and state government agencies to promote unionized construction.
"These are the men and women who built our schools, pave our roads, sustain our bridges and lay the foundations on which all Northern Michiganders call home," said Ferguson. "The trades are such an important part to a strong, stable economy, and to our communities. The work ethic exemplified from builders is what this district is all about."
Dana Ferguson is a democratic candidate for US Congress in Michigan's First District facing an opponent in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary. With the addition of the endorsement of the MBCTC, he has over 100 endorsements, including three organizations representing dozens of unions. The winner of the primary will move on to the General Election in November to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Jack Bergman of Watersmeet.
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