News release from Ganim campaign:
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 are endorsing Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim for governor of Connecticut. The union represents around 1,400 hard working men and women all over Connecticut. The endorsement was announced today at an event at the Cherry Street Lofts development project in Bridgeport. The $250-Million project involves the renovation and conversion of an old factory building into apartments and a school in the West End of Bridgeport.
“I am honored that the bricklayers and craftworkers are throwing their support behind my candidacy,” said Ganim. “This endorsement is meaningful because it demonstrates these hardworking men and women recognize my number one priority as governor is to grow Connecticut’s economy and create jobs. I pledge that as Connecticut governor I will fight every day to create and retain good jobs like those held by this group of skilled union workers.”
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 President, Secretary and Treasurer Gerald Marotti says the vote by the union executive council to endorse Mayor Ganim was unanimous.
“Mayor Ganim’s history of leadership demonstrates his dedication to supporting strong union values,” said Marotti. “During his tenure as mayor, he has secured project labor agreements that have created many jobs for our members and ensure continued union work. Joe Ganim’s vision for a prosperous future includes being a staunch supporter of working people. As governor, he will make our state flourish for working men and women.”
Mayor Ganim previously accepted the endorsements of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 488 of Monroe, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30 in North Stonington, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478 in Hamden and the United Association Local 777 Plumbers and Pipefitters in Meriden. Combined with today’s announcement, Mayor Ganim has endorsements that represent close to 10,000 union households.