Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council Sees Andrews as a Strong Voice for Labor
Cedar Rapids, IA – An influential labor union council has thrown its support behind Amara Andrews’ mayoral campaign. The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council – comprising eighteen building trades in the Eastern Iowa corridor – has formally endorsed Andrews, bolstering her growing coalition of union and working-class support.
“I am proud to receive the support of the Building Trades here in Cedar Rapids,” Andrews said. “The Building Trades have built and rebuilt this city after our catastrophic flooding and our derecho event last year. Most importantly, they have provided a path of upward mobility for countless working families across this city. This is why I will always be a strong ally and advocate for organized labor at City Hall. ”
The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council represents eighteen different trades in six counties, including Linn and Johnson County. Each trade union provides skilled workers for building construction projects throughout the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor and surrounding communities.
“Our labor council has gotten to know Amara well,” said the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council Political Committee. “We know that Amara Andrews will support organized labor when she is in office. We are proud to support her and we will work as hard as we can to make sure that she is elected in November.”
The news of this endorsement comes on the heels of an earlier announcement of support from Ironworkers Local 89, a union that represents over 360 members throughout 23 counties. In addition, Andrews has managed to win the support of other grassroots organizations with large constituencies like the local Sunrise Movement chapter. Amara Andrews is one of only eleven local candidates across the country to win the coveted support of Emily’s List, the largest and most well funded political action committee in the country that works exclusively to elect women to office.