IBEW Local 103 Endorses Koh In 3rd District Race
Aug 06, 2018 05:49AM
● By Theresa Gilman
Dan Koh speaking to members of IBEW Local 103. Photo courtesy of the Dan Koh campaign.
(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Dan Koh for Congress.)LOWELL, MA – This week in Lowell, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 officially endorsed Dan Koh in his campaign for Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District. IBEW Local 103 announced its endorsement at a crowded event at Koh's office on 61 Market Street. Local 103, a labor union representing more than 8,000 workers along with thousands of retirees across Massachusetts, is supporting Koh in the race because of his commitment to representing working people and fighting for progressive values in Congress.
“Now, more than ever, we need strong leaders in Washington who will ensure the Democratic party remains true to its tenants regarding organized labor and workers' rights," said IBEW 103 Business Manager Lou Antonellis. "Dan knows how to get things done. We can count on him to be an ally in our efforts to build the middle class and to advocate for the rights of every IBEW 103 member and of workers everywhere. That’s why IBEW Local 103 is proud to endorse Dan Koh for Congress.”
During his speech at the event, Antonellis emphasized, "We need a new group of leaders, young leaders, like Dan Koh, to go to Washington with our message about good wages, about pensions, about retirement and health care, about putting our kids through college. Dan Koh is here for us, and he’s committed to Local 103, he’s committed to the labor movement, and we’re here today to tell him that we’re committed to him."