Treas. Magaziner picks up another construction union endorsement for Congressional bid

Katherine Gregg and Patrick Anderson | The Providence Journal >>

A second construction trade union has endorsed state Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s bid for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

On Friday, on the day after Magaziner reaffirmed his support for an additional $300 million in borrowing to fix or build new school buildings across the state, his campaign announced the endorsement of Carpenters Local 330.

“Seth has put our people to work on construction projects all over the state and he understands that carpenters and other tradesmen deserve good wages and safe working conditions,” said President for Carpenters Local 330 Michael Holmes in a statement issued by the Magaziner campaign.

Earlier in the week, Magaziner, who as treasurer chaired a School Buildings Task Force promoted the spending of $1.7 billion on school repairs and construction, announced the endorsement of Ironworkers Local 37. 

Bolstering his image as a union-backed candidate in the crowded Democratic race for the seat U.S. Rep. James Langevin is leaving after his current term ends, Magaziner also announced an endorsement by Unite Here Local 26, representing workers in across school cafeterias, hotels, the Rhode Island T.F. Green Airport, and Bally’s.

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