Operating Engineers 324 Endorses Matt Morgan for Congress
Marine Corps Veteran Supports Prevailing Wage, Skilled Trades and Infrastructure Improvements
TRAVERSE CITY –– Operating Engineers 324 today endorsed Matt Morgan for the 1st Congressional District seat because of his support of infrastructure, working people, the skilled trades and prevailing wage.
Morgan is running for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District including the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan that is currently represented by Congressman Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet).
“Matt Morgan knows how important the apprenticeship programs the skilled trades provide for working people in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. They are the key to good-paying, middle-class jobs and OE 324 is proud to have trained so many workers in these communities. We know we can count on Matt Morgan in Congress to support the Davis-Bacon Act enshrining prevailing wage so that those working on critical infrastructure projects are paid fairly,” said Operating Engineers 324 President Ken Dombrow.
Morgan is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he had senior staff roles providing counsel to numerous military leaders, including the Secretary of Defense. After retiring from active duty, Morgan and his wife, Angie, returned to Michigan to raise their two sons.
“One of our top priorities must be repairing our crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure. We need members of Congress who understand that this creates good-paying jobs for working people and improves our business climate. OE 324 is proud to endorse Matt Morgan because he will stand up for a comprehensive infrastructure bill in Congress that preserves prevailing wage for workers,” said OE 324 Business Manager Douglas W. Stockwell.
Morgan said he is ready to partner with OE 324 when he’s elected to Congress.
“I’m honored to have the support of Operating Engineers 324. There are few jobs as important as building and maintaining our state’s critical infrastructure,” said Matt Morgan. “When I go to Washington, I will fight to uphold Davis-Bacon and the critical wage protections it provides. Our skilled tradesmen deserve a level playing field now and in the future. We know in Michigan’s 1st we need to build critical infrastructure. We need a new Soo Lock, rural broadband Internet for every home, and well-maintained bridges and roads. When in Congress, I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and work hard to make sure these priorities are heard in Washington.”