Reston, VA, May 3, 2019 — Today, former planning commissioner Walter Alcorn announced the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council Of Carpenters, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Virginia 512 will support him in the upcoming Democratic June 11 primary for Hunter Mill Supervisor. Alcorn won their endorsements because he showed a strong commitment to workers rights, apprenticeships and building an economy that works for all, not just the wealthy.
“I am honored to have received everyone’s support,” said Walter Alcorn. “The area’s cost of living isn’t keeping pace with wages — and that’s not right. Hard-working families need to be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow — and we aren’t doing enough for them. Our County government needs to work together with local unions to ensure we are providing opportunities that allow workers to earn an honest living without accumulating massive debts. Virginia has some of the harshest right to organize laws in the country, and we should be helping them organize to protect workers rights including limiting employers ability to commit scheduling and wage theft.”
KML Carpenters Union
“We are excited to endorse Walter Alcorn in his race for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Walter has shown an unparalleled commitment to workforce development in his personal and professional life. As Supervisor, we are confident that Walter will work to eliminate wage theft and tax fraud in the construction industry while encouraging responsible development through the use of Community Workforce Agreements.” – Ian Heinz, regional political director, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council Of Carpenters
IBEW Local 26
“Walter encourages the expansion of union building trades self-funded apprenticeship programs for Hunter Mill residents. He recognizes that these self-funding programs excel in offering a career path to the middle class by producing highly-skilled craft persons who set industry standards for safety and efficiency. These “learn while you earn” programs provide residents with jobs and education at no cost to the participants and result in careers with health and wealth benefits to sustain a middle-class family in Northern Virginia.” – Don Slaiman, IBEW
“Working families organized under LiUNA have an ally in Walter, and we look forward to working with him to update county land use and zoning policies to emphasize job quality standards.” – David Allison, BWLDC Business Manager
SEIU Virginia 512
“Many solid candidates are running for office this year, but Walter Alcorn is a true champion for working families. We look forward to working with him to ensure that all families can thrive in Hunter Mill, and across Fairfax County.” – Tammie Wondong, SEIU Virginia 512 Fairfax President and 30-year Fairfax County employee
Alcorn has also received endorsements from Board of Supervisor Chair Sharon Bulova, State Senator Jennifer Boysko, Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and Congressman Gerry Connolly.