On August 26th, Governor J.B. Pritzker dropped by Local 773’s meeting in Marion, IL. The Governor, who has announced for re-election, appeared alongside Illinois Secretary of Treasury Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller Michael Frerichs, LIUNA Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager John Penn as well as Local 773 President Emeritus Ed Smith. Local 773 Business Manager Jerry Womick called the event “a perfect opportunity to promote candidates that promote Laborers’”. Each candidate spoke in favor of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and pledged their support in passing it. Womick ended the meeting by asking the members to take out their phones and contact LIUNA at liuna.org/bif.