Stu Lourey Earns Support From Six Unions in State Senate District 11 Special Election

AFSCME Council 65, AFSCME Council 5, MN AFL-CIO, Northeast Area Labor Council, and Teamsters Joint Council 32 Join MAPE in Endorsing Stu Lourey Ahead of January 22 Primary

MINNESOTA -- This week, AFSCME Council 65, AFSCME Council 5, Minnesota AFL-CIO, Northeast Area Labor Council, and Teamsters Joint Council 32 endorsed Stu Lourey in the special election for Minnesota State Senate District 11. The endorsements represent the support of thousands of union members across the district and a commitment to engage voters in advance of the primary election on January 22. The new endorsements continue the building momentum behind Lourey’s campaign, following recent endorsements from the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), former State Rep. Bill Hilty, State Rep. Jennifer Schultz, and State Sen. Erik Simonson.

“I am so proud to have the support of the hard-working men and women of AFSCME, MN AFL-CIO, Northeast Area Labor Council, Teamsters, and MAPE,” Lourey said. “When you grow up on a farm, hard work becomes a core part of who you are and that’s a big reason I’m honored to have these endorsements. At the capitol, I will find willing partners from any political party to make sure working people can support their families, have access to affordable, quality healthcare, and are treated fairly at work and when they retire.”

“Stu expresses the strongest understanding of the issues before AFSCME 65 members and working families in Minnesota. This election is too important to ignore. Workers’ freedom to organize and collectively bargain is under constant attack. The families of Senate District 11 need a Senator that will move Minnesota forward while protecting the gains of the past. Stu Lourey demonstrated he has the knowledge and experience needed to be a key leader for working families in Minnesota.” - Serena Vergin, Executive Director AFSCME Council 65

"We in the Labor community have been fortunate to have worked with Stu for a number of years. We are confident that working people and families will be well represented by Stu in the Minnesota State Senate and we will work hard to get him elected," -Alan Netland, Northeast Area Labor Council

“Stu will be a champion for working men and women. He knows the issues working families are dealing with, he’ll fight for living wages, and make sure our voices are heard in St. Paul. We are proud to endorse him, we’ll be campaigning beside him over these next few weeks and again in 2020.” -Ed Reynoso, Political Director Teamsters Joint Council 32

Lourey, a fourth generation resident of Kerrick, has dedicated his professional career to public service. While working for Minnesota Senators Al Franken and Tina Smith, Lourey partnered with labor unions and other key stakeholders to push legislation on issues critical to the strength of our communities, including health care, education, infrastructure, and jobs.