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April 6, 2018 | Press Release


Rochester, NY – Today, Joe Morelle announced that the Rochester Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed his candidacy for the 25th Congressional District. This is the third in a series of union endorsements Morelle has received this week, including Workers United and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 118.


“Joe Morelle will be the strong leader our brothers and sisters in labor need fighting for them in Washington,” said David Young, President of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council. “He has stood alongside our members to fight for more jobs with better wages to support our hardworking families. As our next Congressman, he will continue to be a strong voice for working men and women everywhere.”


“I am so grateful to have the support of the Building and Construction Trades Council,” said Morelle. “I have been proud to support the hardworking members of our labor community by fighting to create more job opportunities, expand access to affordable healthcare for every person, and ensure a fair wage for all. Labor unions are essential to the success of our working families and I will continue to be a passionate advocate for their interests in Washington.”


Morelle, who currently serves as a state Assemblymember representing the towns of Brighton, Irondequoit and parts of the city of Rochester, has spent a lifetime in public service working to advance the best interests of his community. In the Assembly, Morelle has successfully fought for the passage of legislation to raise the minimum wage in New York State, establish paid family leave to ease the burden on our working families, improve access to healthcare for all people, bring millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements to our area, and increase workforce development training to ensure individuals have the skills and training they need to be successful.

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