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Broadening Labor Base Backs Barger’s 2024 Re-Election Campaign

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger today announced that LiUNA Local 300 and AFSCME District Council 36 have endorsed her re-election campaign. Both groups also supported Supervisor Barger’s previous campaign for Fifth District Supervisor in 2020.


Laborers’ Local 300 —also known as LiUna Local 300–is one of the largest unions in Southern California representing construction laborers, maintenance and plant workers throughout Los Angeles County. AFSCME 36 represents over 30,000 workers in Southern California, including many L.A. County employees.


“It is an honor to have the support of these two strong unions,” said Supervisor Barger. “They are incredible partners who excel in advocating for our workers and communities. Laborers’ Local 300 and I have a shared belief that we must continue to invest in infrastructure, build locally, and develop efficient energy solutions. AFSCME’s wide membership covers dozens of industries and governments across our county, so they truly have their fingers on the pulse of all communities. I rely on our strong collaboration so that we can continue to make L.A. County an affordable place to live and work.”


"Supervisor Kathryn Barger has been a champion on behalf of laborers and workers, for her entire service on the Board of Supervisors. She has invested in infrastructure to strengthen our economy and create more good jobs in Los Angeles County,” said LiUNA Business Manager Sergio Rascon. “Kathryn is committed to building in LA County, and knows that this must be done in partnership with our workers. She has been a champion of the pro-worker agenda, and we are committed to ensuring she is re-elected to the Board of Supervisors."


“Our membership has worked with Supervisor Barger on the County’s most pressing issues. We represent professionals in mental health, transit, housing, social services and public safety; our members have served with Kathryn on the front-line and know she has the experience to lead,” said AFSCME 36 President Lisa Palombi. “Supervisor Barger has been a champion for progress and common sense, and we know she is always committed to working with labor and front-line workers.”


AFSCME and LiUNA’s Local 300’s endorsements join an extensive and growing list of labor and community leaders supporting Supervisor Barger’s 2024 re-election campaign.


She has received endorsements from labor groups representing building trades, firefighters, law enforcement, healthcare workers, and social workers, as well as dozens of Fifth District council members and mayors.


A diverse and bi-partisan support base continues to set Supervisor Barger apart as a respected and seasoned leader who can forge collaborations in service to L.A. County communities.


A full endorsement list and additional campaign updates can be found at www.kathrynbarger.com.


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