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Minnesota's Infrastructure Union Reaffirms Support to Raise Taxes on Richest One Percent


Saint Paul, MN – Today, Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota repeated the union’s support of raising needed revenue following the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget’s projection of a $1.6 billion surplus.

“Our members want the richest one percent to pay their fair share in taxes, regardless of a forecasted positive budget balance or not.

“Our lawmakers have a responsibility to balance the budget and meet the needs of working people, especially across Greater Minnesota and in BIPOC communities who have sacrificed the most to get us through this.

“Minnesota’s crumbling and inadequate infrastructure has long-held communities back. We need new revenue to make our roads, bridges, transit, housing and water infrastructure safe by investing in local communities and creating living wage jobs to put Minnesotans back to work and stimulate local economies.”

Chartered in 1968 by the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, a.k.a. Laborers’ District Council, is based in Saint Paul and serves the members, families and retirees of five Local Unions: Local 563 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro, Mankato & Saint Cloud Areas & North Dakota); Local 405 (Rochester & Southeast Minnesota); Local 1091 (Duluth-Superior, Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin); Local 1097 (Iron Range & Northern Minnesota); and Local 363 (City & County Employees Union of Minneapolis-Saint Paul & Greater Minnesota).

This is an independent expenditure prepared and paid for by LIUNA Minnesota, 81 E. Little Canada Road, Saint Paul, MN 55117. It is not coordinated with or approved by any candidate, nor is any candidate responsible for it.

LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota

81 E. Little Canada Road

Saint Paul, MN 55117

United States


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