Jeff Yarbro Picks Up Second Labor Endorsement This Week


March 13, 2014

Make it two labor endorsements for Democratic state Senate Candidate Jeff Yarbro this week.

And it's really more than that.

Yarbro, who's running against Mary Mancini in the District 21 primary, announced this morning that he's received the endorsement of the Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council, and all of its 17 affiliated unions, as he did when he first ran in 2010.

“We are proud to support Jeff because he understands that our members go to work when our state economy is growing,” says the council's president, Anthony Nicholson, in the announcement. “Working construction means waking up before dawn, putting on your boots, and joining your crew to make things work. That’s what Jeff is about.”

Earlier this week, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 1995 — which represents thousands of food service and meat processing workers, including hundreds of Kroger employees in District 21 — announced its own endorsement of Yarbro as "the strong voice that our members and the unrepresented working families need in a State Legislature that is making it harder to earn a living with a full time job.”

Service Employees International Union Local 205 chapter, which represents thousands of workers in Davidson County, endorsed Mancini last month.