St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, a longtime friend of Organized Labor, has earned the endorsement of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1.
In a move to ensure St. Louis firms and workers have a fair shot at winning St. Louis County construction work, Page signed an ordinance last fall requiring payment of prevailing wages on all projects using county tax incentives. And he went one step further, creating, by executive order, the position of Prevailing Wage Enforcement Coordinator to ensure compliance with the county’s prevailing wage laws and consistent enforcement across county government.
“Sam has continued to show leadership since his appointment to the post and has kept an open-door policy for working men and women,” said Labor Council President Pat White.
“We have enjoyed working with him and hope to continue that special relationship after his re-election.”
The St. Louis Labor Council represents more than 80,000 unions members in the St. Louis area and more than 35,000 in St. Louis County.
“I’m proud to be endorsed by the St. Louis Labor Council, because Organized Labor is the backbone of our economy,” Page said. “Our working families are essential workers, and investing in working men and women is investing in our community. That’s something I’ve believed throughout my career, from my time as a state representative when I earned a 100 percent rating from the AFL-CIO, to last year when as the county executive I helped pass prevailing wage. I’m proud to have the support of so many working families, as they have mine.”
Learn more about Page’s re-election campaign at sampage.com.
The Labor Council also endorsed United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655’s Alex Lange for 6th District County Councilman.
“Alex knows Organized Labor. He knows what we fight for,” White said in a statement. “The 6th District is a strong union area. They deserve a councilman that will fight for them every day. Alex will bring that fight and a unique pro-union perspective to the St. Louis County Council. We are proud to endorse Alex Lange for Sixth District County Council.”
Lange is a lifetime resident of St. Louis County, a husband, and father of two with a third due in November, and a union representative for Local 655.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of my brothers and sisters in Organized Labor,” Lange said. “The sixth district has deep Labor roots. I will work with Labor leaders and workers to build a 6th District that works for all working families.”
Learn more about Lange’s campaign at AlexLangeSTL.com.