Laborers’ Local 341 Endorses Murkowski in Alaska’s Race for Senate Seat
Anchorage, AK Thursday October 8, 2010: Yesterday the Executive Board of Laborers’ Local
341 chose to endorse United States Senator Lisa Murkowski for re-election and to support her write-in
campaign. Senator Murkowski’s experience and vital seniority on key committees in the Senate, as
well as her rational approach to government, were cited as among the chief considerations in reaching
this endorsement decision.
Joey Merrick, Business Manager of Local 341 stated: “Senator Murkowski has shown an ability to
be effective across party lines and she knows Alaska comes first.” Merrick further explained: “Because
there is so much at stake in this election we felt it was important to take the unique position of
supporting a write-in campaign, and we truly believe Senator Murkowski will prevail. With a candidate
as harmful to working men and women as Joe Miller in the race, we can’t risk the consequences of him
becoming one of Alaska’s U.S. Senators.”
Local 341 has been a politically active union for many years at the local, state and national levels.
The members of Laborers’ Local 341 have a long record of public service and supporting candidates
who best support the Alaskan economy, primarily through the creation of jobs performed by Alaskans,
regardless of political party. Past bipartisan endorsements have included such diverse candidates as
the late Senator Ted Stevens, Congressman Don Young, and former Governor Tony Knowles.
Laborers’ Local 341 is a diverse Union with a membership that includes construction workers;
healthcare workers; oil and gas workers; as well as many other occupations. The local’s primary
mission is improving the lives of its members, as well as the lives of all of Alaska’s working men and
Laborers’ Local 341 has over two thousand members and covers Southcentral and Southwestern