Says Mark will work “diligently to create a thriving economy”
ANCHORAGE– Mark Begich was proud to receive the endorsement of UNITE HERE Local 878 in his bid for governor. President of the union, Marvin Jones, explained in his letter to members about the endorsement:
“It is my pleasure to announce that Mark Begich has the full endorsement and support of UNITE HERE LOCAL 878 in his bid for Governor of the State of Alaska. Mark Begich has been a continuous supporter of Local 878 and the Alaskan community and will work diligently to create a thriving Alaska economy. Mark stands by workers in support of fair wages, medical benefits, and workplace safety. He supports keeping the PFD which benefits working families and will work hard to address crime and safety issues we face in our communities. I ask you to support Mark in his endeavor to be our next Governor.”
The UNITE HERE endorsement comes on the heels of Begich receiving the endorsement of Alaska’s three maritime unions earlier this week. The Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P), and Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA) represent over 1000 workers in Alaska and are part of the $1 billion maritime industry in Alaska.