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Open-shop construction association endorses Emmer

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has been endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a trade association of “open shop,” or non-union, firms.
That was to be expected, much like the labor unions lining up behind DFLer Mark Dayt

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has been endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a trade association of “open shop,” or non-union, firms.

That was to be expected, much like the labor unions lining up behind DFLer Mark Dayton.

The ABC web site says:

“This Wednesday, the MNABC Political Action Committee was pleased to hear from Tom Emmer, a state representative from Delano and the GOP-endorsed candidate for governor. Members shared their frustrations with state prevailing wage restrictions, project labor agreements, and job targeting. Emmer was familiar with these issues, and expressed his passion for regulatory and legal reform of the public and private construction markets. He also shared his strategies for strengthening the commercial lending markets in Minnesota. MNABC PAC is happy to endorse his candidacy for governor, and Dave Berdan [one of the group’s board members] presented Emmer with the maximum of $2,000 allowed by law to support his campaign.”

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In a statement, Emmer said the group understands “that it’s not government but businesses which create jobs and opportunities for working Minnesota.”