Bakk gets Trades Council endorsement for governor

With state Sen. Tom Bakk garnering an important endorsement Thursday from the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council — representing 50,000 construction members across the state — the DFL side of the gubernatorial contender ledger continues to gather fragmented support.

That makes it nice to see an endorsement chart prepared by MPR which shows:

  • Tom Bakk — Northern Central State Regional Carpenters Council, The Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Mark Dayton — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5
  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher — Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, Greater Minnesota AFSCME Council 65
  • Tom Rukavina — Four local steelworkers unions
  • R.T. Rybak — Local 20, Teamsters
  • Paul Thissen — Minnesota Nurses Association.

Major unions that haven’t endorsed yet:

  • Education Minnesota
  • SEIU
  • IBEW.

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