PLEASANTON, California, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and its affiliated Northern California District Council of Laborers and Southern California District Council of Laborers announced its unanimous endorsement of Gavin Newsom for California Governor.
“Gavin Newsom is one of the most effective and responsive leaders I have worked with,” said LIUNA Vice President and Northern California District Council of Laborers Business Manager, Oscar De La Torre. “As the Mayor of San Francisco and California Lieutenant Governor, Newsom has consistently demonstrated a track record of fiscal responsibility, social consciousness and a commitment to fight for the working class.” De La Torre continues, “These qualities are what sets him apart from the crowded field of gubernatorial candidates; and I believe he is the right man at the right time to be the next Governor of California.”
“I am honored to receive this important endorsement,” said Newsom. “We’ve worked together for years because we share the same vision, and I admire their hard work and steadfast commitment to providing living wages, health care, and retirement benefits for working-class Californians.”
“The California Governor’s Office needs to be occupied by a serious candidate who understands what it means to govern responsibly,” said LIUNA Vice President and Pacific Southwest Regional Manager, Rocco Davis. “Newsom is the right candidate for the working men and women of California. He will stand strong with all Californian’s by enforcing labor laws and ensuring job opportunities that allow hard working trades men and women an opportunity to provide for their families and retire with dignity. “
“Newsom has the right combination of executive level experience and commitment to balanced job growth and working class values to lead California,” said Jon Preciado, Southern California District Council of Laborers Business Manager. “I am confident that he will balance the needs of working class Californians with a sound fiscal policy that will continue to attract employers and job creation in the years to come.”
With over 65,000 laborer members and 4500 signatory employers strong – The Northern California District Council of Laborers and Southern California District Council of Laborers are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers and employers who are proud to build California.
SOURCE Northern California District Council of Laborers