UFCW Local 1445 Endorses Barbara L’Italien In Congressional Race
Mar 15, 2018 07:27AM
● By Theresa Gilman
State Senator Barbara L’Italien
(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by Barbara L’Italien for Congress.)
ANDOVER, MA — United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 has endorsed State Senator Barbara L’Italien in her run for Congress, making L’Italien the candidate in the race with the most union support.
Representing over 13,000 members in a variety of industries, Local 1445 joins the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Coalition of Police, the Andover and Lawrence firefighters’ unions, and OPEIU Local 453 in its endorsement of L’Italien. Together these unions supporting L’Italien represent roughly 41,000 members, nearly triple that of any other 3rd Congressional District candidate. L’Italien is also the only candidate with support from a statewide union.
“Local 1445’s young and diverse membership needs progressive leaders in Congress who will continue to fight for the issues that matter most to them, and they know that Barbara is the best candidate for this job,” said Vice President and Political Director Jim Carvalho. “Barbara’s efforts as a state representative and senator have been greatly appreciated. We are proud to endorse her in her campaign for U.S. Congress.”
“I’m proud to receive this endorsement from the food and commercial workers, who play an integral role uplifting all working families,” said Barbara L’Italien. ”Right now, the families in this district need proven leadership working for them in Congress, which is why I look forward to fighting down in Washington for a progressive agenda that puts working people first.”
L’Italien has also earned endorsements from Mass-Care, State Senator Mike Barrett, State Representative Cory Atkins, as well as numerous local elected officials in the district.
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