Political Updates

Political Updates

Minnesota

May 2021

JOB CREATION & PROTECTION
 

Win! NCSRCC Endorsed Mayoral Candidate Lisa Jacobson Through to August General Election

The City of Brooklyn Park triggered a special election for mayor when former Mayor Jeff Lunde was elected to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners last Fall. NCSRCC endorses current Councilmember Lisa Jacobson who we have worked with for years.  She understands our industry, understands the construction tax fraud issue, is a lifelong resident of the area, is a business owner, answers her phone, and is pragmatic. NCSRCC proudly worked to get her through a seven- person Primary Special Election April 13th. She now heads to the August 10th General Election. A big thank you to all the NCSRCC volunteers who distributed yard signs, lit dropped, and knocked on doors. We know we can count on your continued support through the coming months. A big thank you to Hunter Sanders, LU68, who has volunteered as her Field Director.  

Win! Prevailing Wage in Rochester Finalized 

The Rochester City Council finalized language of a Council Initiated Action to tie prevailing wage to all tax increment financing (TIF)* requests in their city.  This was a two-step process. First, your NCSRCC Political Team worked to repeal language that would have exempted affordable housing developers from having to pay prevailing wage. We secured that repeal with a 6 to 1 vote. We then had to pass finalized language that attached prevailing wage to all TIF projects. The Rochester City Council voted to do so on April 24th.  A big thank you to Councilmember Mark Bransford who championed both efforts through the city council.  It is good to see this labor area standard implemented in the fast-growing city of Rochester.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES 

Work Boots to Wingtips Candidate Bootcamp Scheduled for August 20th & 21st

Have you ever thought about running for office? Would you like to get more involved in campaigns that benefit our union? NCSRCC will hold a 2021 “Work Boots to Wingtips” candidate bootcamp in Pewaukee, WI August 20th & 21st. Please contact Kim Nelson at knelson@ncsrcc.org if you are interested in attending.  

 

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