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December 9, 2019

Massachusetts Labor continues to rally around Kennedy bid

Watertown, MA -- The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Eastern Millwrights Regional Council today formally endorsed Congressman Joe Kennedy III for U.S. Senate, citing Kennedy’s impeccable record of standing up for the Commonwealth’s hardworking families.

“Congressman Kennedy has been extremely responsive and active on issues that directly impact the work and lives of our members and their families,” said Tom Flynn, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Carpenters. “He understands what’s important to us and knows how he can work effectively in Washington. He knows there are good careers in our trade. And he knows how important the construction industry is as an economic driver at the local, state and federal level.”

“Throughout Congressman Kennedy’s career, he has shown his commitment to working men and women time and time again. His understanding of the significance of America’s unions make us confident in our endorsement, knowing that he will have our members and the working people’s best interests at heart,” said Robert Loubier, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Millwrights union.

"There are few fights more critical to this country today than for the hardworking families our economy has left behind," said Kennedy. "For generations, American unions have served as a firewall between workers and abuse, exploitation, and injustice. I'm proud to carry this fight in my campaign and to center the voices of working people in the weeks and months ahead."

Joe Kennedy III has received the endorsements of numerous Massachusetts labor unions including the Teamsters Local 25, IBEW Local 103, UFCW Local 791, Massachusetts State Council of Machinists, and the Laborers International Union of North America’s (LiUNA) Massachusetts State Chapter.

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.

Posted on December 9, 2019 in Press Releases.