Schor picks up another labor union endorsement


Lansing Mayor Andy Schor during a Zoom call/ Photo Credit: Nathan Stearns/WDBM

Nathan Stearns, News Director

LANSING— Lansing mayor Andy Schor has picked up his second labor endorsement in as many days, this time from IBEW 352, a labor union that represents the skilled trades workers at the Lansing Board of Power and Light .

On Monday, the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333 chapter announced its support for Schor. He has previously been endorsed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, former Lansing mayor Tony Benavides and local restaurant owner Gregory Eaton.

“IBEW 352 is committed to improving the lives of our members. Part of that effort means working with local leaders to ensure we have full coordination–that’s why we’re endorsing Mayor Andy Schor for reelection. Mayor Schor has proven his ability to work with our IBEW brothers and sisters. He supports us as we work with the BWL to ensure great service and reliability to the residents of Lansing, along with good paying jobs and benefits,” said Ronald Byrnes, the Business Manager of IBEW 352.

Schor credited the Lansing Board of Power and Light for doing everything required to “ensure reliable service for the residents of Lansing and the Greater Lansing area.” The mayor is expected to release a new endorsement every day this week.

He is currently situated to run against city councilwomen Kathie Dunbar and Patricia Spitzley in the mayoral race. The primary election is set for Aug. 3, and the top two vote-getters will advance to the general election on Nov. 2.  The deadline to apply for the race in April 27.