A major alliance of construction unions on Friday will endorse Joe Biden, giving the Democrat a boost from a crucial bloc of blue-collar voters in the final days of his campaign against President Donald Trump.
North America’s Building Trades Unions, a coalition of 14 unions representing nearly 3 million workers in the United States, had been on the sidelines as it weighed Trump’s policies and the implications of Biden’s proposed infrastructure and climate plans.
The coalition has not yet publicly announced the endorsement.
Trump had also courted the union’s support, according to a person familiar with the matter, but the group was disappointed by the lack of further coronavirus relief that would also advance union policy goals.
“Joe Biden will deliver for America’s working class because he’s done it before,” Sean McGarvey, the union group’s president, said in an emailed statement. “His plan to build a vibrant, sustainable infrastructure and a secure energy future supports union building trades workers and their families.”