MANNO ENDORSED BY LIUNA BALTIMORE – WASHINGTON LABORERS’ DISTRICT COUNCIL (BWLDC)
Montgomery County, MD – Today, Maryland congressional candidate (MD-6) and State Senator Roger Manno announced the rare early endorsement of LiUNA!’s Baltimore-Washington Laborers’ District Council (BWLDC). LiUNA! BWLDC is one of the largest unions in the Baltimore-Washington area, with four locals representing more than 7,000 members in building construction, environmental remediation, heavy and highway construction, industrial manufacturing, service work, and a variety of public sector jobs.
“BWLDC firmly believes you will be a true supporter of the working men and women from MD’s 6th District, as you will be for all American workers,” stated Business Manager David L. Allison. “This is borne out through your unwavering support, focus and understanding of the issues affecting Maryland’s skilled workforce. It is no coincidence that you have twice been named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the Building Trades in Maryland.”
Manno’s work on behalf of labor is extensive, including passage of the Apprenticeship Opportunities Act, guaranteed paid rest breaks, workers compensation legislation for certain cancers, introduction of the first Project Labor Agreement legislation in Maryland history, among many, many others.
Manno remarked, “LiUNA truly understands the battle for good wages, decent working conditions, and economic fairness for the struggling middle class. It shouldn’t be that hard for working people. It doesn’t have to happen. We believe in an America where government works for everyone – and with strong leadership in Congress, we know that it can. That partnership inspires me, and makes me very proud.”
Notably, Manno voted against the Estate Tax cut that Forbes Magazine referred to as “the $11 million tax break” for “wealthy folks,” which carries a 10-year $1.1 billion price tag in the State of Maryland, and which Donald Trump is now seeking to elimate through the “Trump GOP Tax Package.”
Recently, Manno has received the early endorsements of numerous organizations representing tens of thousands of members, including United Food and Commercial Workers, the Baltimore Washington Building and Construction Trades, the Teamsters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 26, the International Union of Elevator Constructors, and the Maryland Council of Communications Workers of America.
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