Schor picks up two more labor union endorsements


Nathan Stearns, News Director

LANSING— Two more Michigan labor unions, the United Foods and Commercial Workers local 951 chapter, and the Laborers Local 499, have endorsed Lansing mayor Andy Schor in his reelection quest.

The UCFW local 951 chapter represents the interest of food and retail workers within the Greater Lansing area, and the Laborers 499 local chapter represents Michigan-based construction workers.

“The mission of UFCW Local 951 is to improve the quality of life for our more than 29,000 members across Michigan. We’re proud to endorse Mayor Andy Schor because he shares the same goal of improving the lives of Lansing residents, and we look forward to another term of positive cooperation with city leadership,” said John Cakmakci, the president of UFCW Local 951.

In response, Schor stated that “I’ve been proud to work with UCFW 951 and Laborers 499 members alike, who are integral to our city.”

Laborers Local 499 has a long history of engaging with elected leaders and advocating for policies that benefit Michigan laborers. With promises to update Lansing’s energy infrastructure, fix broken roads, and support our union members, we know Mayor Schor is the right person for Lansing,” said Dan Minton, the business manager for the Laborers Local 499 chapter.

Schor, who has been endorsed by six local labor unions this week, has also been formally endorsed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, former Lansing mayor Tony Benavides, and local restaurant owner Gregory Eaton. The Lansing mayoral primary election is set for Aug. 3, and the top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 2 general election.