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Large Unions Break from Tradition in Order to Endorse Challenger for Mayor

SEIU Local 32BJ, the Laborers’ District Council of Western Pennsylvania, Construction, General Laborers & Material Handlers Local Union No.1058, and Construction General Laborers Local Union No. 373 have endorsed Peduto as their candidate of choice for Mayor of Pittsburgh.

SEIU Local 32BJ is the largest property service workers union in the country. The Laborers’ District Council of Western Pennsylvania is one of the largest labor councils in the United States. Local Union 1058 is one of the top 5 largest construction local unions in the United States and Local 373 is the largest union representing building construction workers in Allegheny County. Business Manager William J. Brooks is also the President of the Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council. The leaders of the service and building trades movement understand that Pittsburgh needs new leadership and they have joined the political leadership of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in supporting Bill Peduto for Mayor.

This powerful force knows that Pittsburgh can do better — that Pittsburgh must do better for working families.

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