IBEW Local 96 Endorses Dan Koh In 3rd District Congressional Race
Feb 07, 2018 05:22AM
By Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Dan Koh for Congress.)ANDOVER, MA – Emphasizing his “forward-looking agenda," IBEW Local 96 today endorsed Dan Koh for Congress. Local 96 represents hundreds of electricians, technicians, and journeymen. Its jurisdiction covers the following cities and towns in the Third District: Gardner, Winchendon, Westminster, Ashburnham, Ashby, Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Lancaster, Townsend, Pepperell, Groton, Shirley, Ayer, Harvard, Bolton, Stow, Hudson, Marlborough, Berlin, and Clinton.
“Local 96 is supporting Dan because he has a forward-looking agenda, focused on creating jobs and raising wages,” said Business Manager of Local 96 Thomas Maloney. “Dan is committed to investing in workforce development programs and expanding economic opportunities. Our members know that Dan will work everyday to increase access to good-paying jobs.”
“I am so grateful to have Local 96’s support,” said Koh. “Local 96 has taken the lead establishing successful apprenticeship and continuing education programs. In order to bridge the skills gap, we should collaborate with unions, businesses, and educational institutions. In Congress, I will fight to make sure that workers in the 3rd District have the skills they need to thrive in the 21stcentury economy.”
IBEW Local 96’s highly-skilled electrical workforce meets the challenges of today’s ever-changing construction industry. Local 96’s apprenticeship and continuing education programs ensure that the union’s electricians are up-to-date with new technologies and safety requirements. They work on the most demanding electrical construction projects in Central Massachusetts with the quality that meets the highest industry standards.