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LiUNA Local 177 Endorses Carl Voss

Updated: Jul 22, 2019

With his commitment to revitalizing Des Moines, Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 177 is proud to announce its support for Carl Voss for the at-large seat on the Des Moines City Council.

A fifth generation Iowan, Voss works as a journalist, has lived in Des Moines since 1971. A father and a grandfather, he is very involved in community efforts.

"Carl Voss understands unions and working-class issues in our community and is exactly what we need on the Council," said Local 177 business manager Mike Weckman. "Des Moines has great potential and that potential is in our neighborhoods and our people. We need to rebuild our community's infrastructure, continue to invest in our neighborhoods, ensure clean water and sanitary conditions and continue to stand with our members who live, work and vote in Des Moines. Carl is deeply concerned about those issues and will continue to champion them at the Des Moines City Council."

Left to Right, President Scott Miles, Candidate Carl Voss, Business Manager Mike Weckman, Secretary/Treasurer and Field Representative and Organizer Tom Haye

LiUNA Local 177 was organized in Des Moines over a century ago. The local's 1,700 members include both private and public sector workers. Construction Laborers 177 work on building, highway, pipeline, energy and environmental projects throughout the local's multi-county jurisdiction. The union also represents public employees at the Des Moines Public Works, Metro Water Authority, Des Moines International Airport Authority, Waste Water Reclamation Authority and the Des Moines Public Schools Maintenance Unit.

The local bargains contracts for these workers, seeking to ensure a family living wage with health, pension and other benefits. Local 177 provides job training and apprenticeship opportunities to the community.

For more information contact LiUNA Local 177's Business Manager Mike Weckman.

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