Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Endorse McAuliffe for Governnor

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yet another union - joining the Boilermakers, Firefighters, and AFSCME - is throwing its weight behind Terry McAuliffe for Governor. Looks like we've found our pro-labor, pro-working people's candidate in this race!
Today, Local 1 of Virginia, Maryland, and DC of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers announced that it and its over 700 members in the state of Virginia have endorsed Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Governor. Citing his decades of experience creating jobs and turning around struggling businesses, BAC Local 1 said McAuliffe is the gubernatorial candidate best suited to get Virginia's economy back on track.

"Terry McAuliffe is our choice for governor, because he has the right experience to turn our economy around and build good, green jobs here in the Commonwealth," read a statement from the Local's endorsement committee. "As masons and tradespeople, we're all about building for the future -- and Terry's commitment to investing in infrastructure development and growing the economy are exactly what Virginia's working families need."

McAuliffe, who was previously endorsed by the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the Boilermakers, thanked the Bricklayers for their support and pledged to put Virginians back to work as Governor.

"I'm honored to have the support of the Bricklayers," McAuliffe said. "As Virginia's governor I will wake up every day thinking about how we can create good jobs and get our economy back on track."