Congressman Brad Sherman has just won the highly-prized endorsement of the 140,000-member Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council for his reelection bid. “I’m very honored to have the endorsement of a group that has done so much to improve the lives of working men and women,” said Sherman, who is running for the 30th Congressional District seat.
Trades Council Executive-Secretary Robbie Hunter announced the endorsement and pledged his organization’s support for Sherman in his race.
“Brad Sherman understands the issues affecting working people and their day to day struggles,” said Hunter. “His experience and commitment to working families make him the best candidate in this race, and his election will benefit all San Fernando Valley citizens, not just our members. Public works projects led us out of the Great Depression, and Brad’s focus on creating jobs and ensuring that much-needed projects like bridges and reservoirs are funded will be a great benefit in turning around this economy.”
The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council represents skilled workers in dozens of crafts who build bridges, mass transit, roads, hospitals, and schools. The unions representing these skilled craft workers include the Boilermakers, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Electricians (IBEW), Elevator Constructors, Operating Engineers, Gunite Workers, Iron Workers, Laborers, Painters & Allied Trades, Pipe Trades, Plasterers & Cement Masons, Heat & Frost Insulators, Plaster Tenders, Roofers & Waterproofers, Sheet Metal Workers, Tradeshow & Sign Crafts, and the Teamsters.