St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced today he has received the endorsements from the St. Louis Labor Council, St. Louis Carpenters, and the St. Louis Building Trades Council. These unions represent tens of thousands of union members in St. Louis County.
“I am humbled and honored to have these endorsements,” said Stenger.
Throughout his career, Stenger has always stood with organized labor and never wavered. His father was a union lineman and his grandfather was a union electrician on the railroad so he saw firsthand the benefits of organized labor.
“Steve Stenger has been a tremendous supporter and friend of organized labor,” said St. Louis Labor Council President Pat White. “Steve grew up in a union household so he understands our issues and shares our values.”
As County Executive, Stenger has fought anti-worker policies and politicians who support them because he believes our jobs and our families’ future are at stake.
“Steve supports the issues of working families and we are 100% behind him.” said St. Louis Carpenters Executive-Secretary Treasurer Al Bond.
Under Stenger’s leadership, St. Louis County has seen over 5 billion in economic activity and over 30,000 new/retained jobs.
“Under his leadership, there has been an economic boon in St. Louis County,” said St. Louis Building Trades Council Executive-Secretary John Stiffler, “That means our members are working, earning paychecks, purchasing homes, purchasing cars, putting food on the table, and taking care of their families.”
Stenger previously announced the endorsements of the St. Louis County Police Association, Firefighters Local 2665, South County Labor Club, North County Labor Club, and Rockwood Labor Club.
The Democratic primary is Tuesday, August 7, 2018.