St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council endorses Lucas Kunce for U.S. Senate

The St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council is endorsing Lucas Kunce for U.S. Senate.

“The St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council proudly endorses Lucas Kunce to be Missouri’s next U.S. Senator,” said Building and Construction Trades Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Stiffler. “As a Marine veteran and born-and-raised Missourian who has lived through real economic hardship, Lucas shares the lived experience and commitment to service held by so many of our members. With Washington gripped by corporate corruption and political phoniness, we know Lucas will be the warrior for working people that Missouri desperately needs in the U.S. Senate. We’re proud to join the worker-led coalition backing him in this race.”

The St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council represents 18 locals and over 15,000 members on the eastern side of Missouri. It joins other major Labor endorsements including:

  • The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, which represents 7,000 fire fighters, EMTs, dispatchers, and paramedics.
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655, Missouri’s largest private-sector local union.
  • The Kansas City Building Trades, which represents 21 locals and tens of thousands of workers in western Missouri.
  • St. Louis union locals, including Bricklayers Local 1/Tilesetters Local 18, Insulators Local 1, Roofers Local 2 and Sprinkler Fitters Local 268.
  • More union locals and Labor organizations across Missouri.
MARINE VETERAN Lucas Kunce has received the endorsement of the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council in the 2024 race for U.S. Senate. Kunce has received a groundswell of support in his campaign to unseat Republican Senator Josh Hawley.

“I’m beyond grateful to have the support of the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council,” said Kunce. “Missouri workers are tired of corporate elites and frauds calling the shots in Washington, D.C. 2024 is our chance to beat Hawley and take this Senate seat back for working people — and we won’t waste it. Together, we’re going to win this race, empower working people, and rebuild our state.”

Kunce is a 13-year Marine veteran, national security expert, and antitrust advocate running against Josh Hawley to take Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat back for working people.

After three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Kunce was stationed at the Pentagon, where he served on the Joint Staff to contain the threat of nuclear and chemical weapons around the globe, and later represented the United States in arms control negotiations with NATO and Russia.

After active duty, he became the National Security Director for the American Economic Liberties Project, where he fought back against the corporate monopolists and corrupt politicians who strip our communities for parts while undermining our security.

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