DETROIT – Today, the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council announced its endorsement of Mayor Duggan‘s re-election noting his progressive direction for the city of Detroit. The Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council represents 35,000 skilled unionized construction workers across southeast Michigan. Mayor Duggan is an advocate for union workers and supports the Council’s mission to assure health, safety and fair wages while working together to increase jobs.
“The men and women of the Building Trades stand in support of Mayor Duggan and his leadership that has navigated the city of Detroit through some very tough times,” said Pat Devlin, Secretary-Treasurer, Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council. Detroit continues to grow and flourish under his leadership.”
“Mayor Duggan has been relentless in bringing jobs and opportunities to Detroiters ever since he’s taken office,” said Toney Stewart, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Director. “The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights was pleased to learn that creating jobs was the Mayor’s priority on day one and he’s been true to his word. In 2016 more than 11,000 more Detroiters were working than the year before and those numbers are going up. Growing construction in the city means more jobs for our members. We look forward to working with the mayor to bring the jobs people need and want; that’s how a city grows.”
“I’m grateful for the support of the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council and look forward to working together with them on creating more jobs and opportunities for Detroiters,” said Mayor Duggan.