Chattanooga Building And Construction Trades Council Endorses Candidates For City Council

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Chattanooga Building & Construction Trades Council, representing some 13 individual craft unions in the Chattanooga area, today announced the endorsements for the March 5 elections for Chattanooga City Council.

Area labor unions unanimously endorsed both current City Councilwoman Carol Berz of District 6 and City Councilman Russell Gilbert of District 5, each running unopposed. Barry Key, president of the Chattanooga Building & Construction Trades Council said, “It is important to recognize the dedication Carol and Russell have for their districts and our city’s communities through their support of working families, and their commitment to our city’s employees.”

The CB&CTC also endorsed Jerry Mitchell, candidate for District 2; Moses Freeman, candidate for District 8 and Yusuf Hakeem, candidate for District 9, agreeing strongly that each has invested relationships within their districts and have proven leadership and experience as civic leaders.

“Certainly, the progressive thinking and collaborative community efforts these candidates stand by are beneficial to the Labor community and to this city,” said Mr. Key.

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