FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Operating Engineers Local 324 Endorses George Franklin for Congress in MI-6
On Wednesday, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 announced their endorsement of George Franklin for Congress in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, becoming the third major union to endorse Franklin in the primary, joining UFCW 951 and AFSCME Council 25.
Douglas W. Stockwell, Business Manager and General Vice-President, Operating Engineers 324 said, “George Franklin has been an outspoken leader on issues that are important to us as Operating Engineers: job creation, safe workplaces, infrastructure investment and strong schools. He has a long history of supporting working people and collective bargaining. That is why Operating Engineers 324 is proud to endorse George Franklin for Michigan’s 6th District Congressional seat.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Operating Engineers Local 324,” Franklin said, “Working families have been left behind by the Republican administration and I am going to Washington to make sure they have a voice. When people are working more for less pay there is a problem. I will fight to give everyone a fair shot so they can provide a good life for their family.”