Laborers endorse McCord for governor in Dem primary

The Laborers Union district council covering the Philadelphia region Thursday endorsed state Treasurer Rob McCord for governor in the crowded Democratic primary for governor.

“He understands working families in Pennsylvania and the sacrifices it takes them to make ends meet,” said Dennis L. Martire,  vice president and regional manager of the Laborers International Union of North America. “He will do all that he can to improve their lives with good public policy because he has created thousands of jobs in the private sector.”

Before he was elected state treasurer in 2008, McCord ran several venture capital funds, specializing in technology firms.

The union has 5,000 members in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. It represents workers in hospitals, educational institutions, malls, housing developments, convention centers, and in highway and road construction.