DFL state Representative Tom Rukavina is securing several endorsements from local steelworkers unions. Over the past several weeks, Rukavina was backed by USW Local 1938 (Minntac), USW Local 2705 (Hibbing Taconite), and USW Local 2660 (Keewatin Taconite).
Rukavina has not received the backing of the Minnesota USW. I contacted several members of the USW to get an idea if they’ll announce an endorsement but haven’t heard back from them.
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