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Friday, October 11, 2019

MASS LABORERS ENDORSE KENNEDY


Laborers International Union of North America Massachusetts Endorse Joe Kennedy III for Senate

Joe Kennedy III, Photo By Chutze Chou
Boston, MA -- Today, Joe Kennedy III proudly announced the endorsement of the Laborers International Union of North America’s (LiUNA) Massachusetts State Chapter who cited Kennedy’s impeccable record of standing up for the Commonwealth’s hardworking families. 

“On behalf of the nearly 25,000 Massachusetts members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, I am proud to endorse Congressman Joe Kennedy in his election efforts for U.S. Senate,” said Joseph Bonfiglio, Business Manager of Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborer’s District Council. “Joe received unanimous support from our twenty affiliated local unions in Massachusetts because he works tirelessly for the hardworking men and women of the Commonwealth. We stand proudly with him as he continues his fight for good paying jobs, strong healthcare and sound retirement benefits. Joe has shown up for the Laborers and unions time and time again, so we’re showing up for him to ensure he’ll be our next U.S. Senator.”

"Our economy has left those that built this Commonwealth and country behind,” said Kennedy. "For generations, unions have served our hardworking men and women, protecting them from abuse, injustice, and exploitation. I’m proud to stand by their side and continue that fight here in Massachusetts and in Washington.” 

Within a day of announcing his bid for Senate last month, Joe Kennedy III received the endorsements of three other key Massachusetts labor unions: IBEW Local 103, UFCW Local 791, Teamsters Local 25 and the Massachusetts State Council of Machinists. 

Kennedy has championed economic justice since being elected to Congress. From American manufacturing to vocational education, fair wages, corporate accountability and collective bargaining, he has fought tirelessly to ensure that working men and women have a voice in Congress. Across Massachusetts he has stood in solidarity with striking workers at National Grid and Stop & Shop, hotel staff in the Seaport and Martha’s Vineyard bus drivers.

Over the last year his calls for a 'moral capitalism' that puts economic power back in the hands of American workers have gained national attention

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