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Nutter to Get Endorsement from Carpenters Union Tomorrow

Here's a press release from Mayor Nutter's campaign:

Nutter to Get Endorsement from Carpenters Union Tomorrow

Here's a press release from Mayor Nutter's campaign:

CARPENTERS UNION BACKS NUTTER FOR MAYOR

Group to announce endorsement tomorrow at rally at Spring Garden union hall

 (PHILADELPHIA) -- The Carpenters Union tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 25, will endorse Michael Nutter for a second term as Mayor of Philadelphia, during a rally at the union's hall at 1803 Spring Garden St.

Edward Coryell, Executive Secretary-Treasurer/Business Manager for the Metropolitan Regional Council for Philadelphia & Vicinity, will announce the union's support, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., with approximately 250 members on hand.

The Council represents more than 12,000 members – 3,500 in Philadelphia alone – as the parent organization for 17 locals in Southeastern PA, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

 Mr. Coryell cited the Mayor's leadership during the nation's tough economic downturn, as well as his focus on strengthening the city's economic footing through innovation and cooperation with its partners, as reason for the union's backing.

 “Mayor Nutter is a proven leader who understands the importance of all parties working together to maintain and improve employment opportunities in Philadelphia. Fair wages, good working conditions and open access to opportunities for our members are the tenets on which this union has stood for more than a hundred years,” said Mr. Coryell. “We believe Mayor Nutter embraces these tenets as well, and has shown his ability to work with us to continue to achieve them for all our members. We are happy to stand with him today and in this primary election.”

 The Mayor thanked Mr. Coryell and the union members for their support and for their contributions to the city.

 “The hard-working men and women of the Carpenters Union have contributed greatly to this city. So I am honored to receive their confidence. I look forward to working with them to create more work opportunities in Philadelphia, and toward further making our city a place where citizens can support their families with the pride, dignity and fair wages they deserve.”

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