NEWS RELEASE: Minnesota's Infrastructure Union Endorses John Lesch for State Representative

Mar 10 2018


CONTACT: Kris Fredson, 651-235-4459

Minnesota’s Infrastructure Union Endorses John Lesch for State Representative

Saint Paul, Minnesota. (March 10, 2018) – LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, Minnesota’s infrastructure union of more than 12,000 skilled construction and blue collar Laborers, endorsed State Representative John Lesch for re-election today.

“John Lesch is a proven leader for Minnesota’s working people. We can count on John to protect working people’s freedom to join together in union, our freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work so we can provide for our families, and our freedom to prosper.

Representative Lesch has a 98% AFL-CIO voting record. John has voted for every infrastructure bonding bill since 2003 and we can count on John to prioritize a comprehensive and dedicated transportation bill for roads, bridges and transit that will strengthen and expand Minnesota’s transportation system for the 21st Century”, said Russell Hess, LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota Legislative Director.

Lesch is also endorsed by the Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), United Steelworkers District 11 & Teamsters Joint Council 32.

Chartered in 1968 by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, a.k.a. Laborers District Council, is based in Saint Paul. The District Council is governed by an Executive Board and Delegate Assembly and serves the members, families and retirees of five Local Unions in Minnesota & North Dakota: Local 563 (Twin Cities Metro, Mankato, Saint Cloud & North Dakota); Local 405 (Rochester, Red Wing, Winona & Austin); Local 1091 (Duluth); Local 1097 (Virginia); and Local 363 (City Employees Union).

ATTENTION EDITORS and REPORTERS: For more information, please contact Kris Fredson at 651-235-4459 or [email protected]. For additional information please visit or find LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota on Facebook.

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