Alaska AFL-CIO Endorses Senator Murkowski for Re-election
|Largest Labor Union in Alaska Recognizes Murkowski as Bipartisan Leader Who Secures Wins for Alaskans|
This week, the Alaska AFL-CIO announced their full endorsement and support of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) re-election campaign after convening a meeting of its affiliate unions from across Alaska. The Alaska AFL-CIO is the state’s largest labor organization representing over 60,000 union members belonging to over 50 affiliated unions statewide.
“At this pivotal point in our state’s history, Alaska needs experienced statesmen and women at the helm. During her time in the US Senate, Lisa Murkowski has put the interests of Alaska first.” said Alaska AFL-CIO President Joelle Hall. “She has set aside partisan politics to do what is best for our state. Senator Murkowski also played a leading role in drafting, negotiating, and enacting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a historic measure. This legislation will bring billions of dollars to our state and create thousands of jobs for Alaskans. We are confident in Senator Murkowski’s ability to work across the aisle and deliver the federal funding that will allow us to continue to build our state.”
“Our campaign thanks the AFL-CIO and all of their affiliates for their commitment to Alaska and for endorsing Lisa’s re-election campaign,” said Nate Adams, campaign manager. “The Alaska AFL-CIO recognizes Lisa’s leadership in the Senate, and they understand she will always fight for Alaska’s working families, jobs, and labor unions.”
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring over $550 billion in investments to Alaska’s roads, bridges, airports, ports, ferries, broadband, water and wastewater, energy, resilience, and Tribal infrastructure projects, and create strong, good jobs for Alaskans. As one of the lead authors and negotiators of the legislation, Lisa Murkowski secured several provisions that will provide historic investments for Alaska communities–addressing the infrastructure gap between Alaska’s and the Lower 48’s infrastructure and enhancing already-existing infrastructure in the state. Urban and rural communities stand to benefit from the investments and job-creating projects that will support Alaskans for generations to come.
Senator Murkowski and her re-election campaign look forward to announcing additional endorsements as the race progresses.