Union Endorsement Split in Nashville Senate Race

The Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council yesterday endorsed Jeff Yarbro for District 21 in one of the most highly anticipated state Senate races, Nashville Public Radio reports. The union represents 17 trade councils including roofers, carpenters and cement masons. Last month, Yarbro’s opponent Mary Mancini received the backing of the Service Employees International Union. Observers say progressive activist Mancini and attorney Yarbro have both been working hard to court the union vote in the district, which includes West End, Sylvan Park and 12 South.