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BOSTON, JUNE 28, 2021 — A sprawling coalition of carpenters unions has endorsed Erin Murphy to serve as an at-large Boston city councilor, citing Erin’s commitment to growing the middle class by creating and preserving good, well-paying jobs in every neighborhood.

The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters gave its official backing to Erin’s campaign as it develops tremendous momentum a few short months before the September preliminary election.

“Erin shares our values,” said Mynor Perez, Regional Manager for the Carpenter Union Specialty Trades at the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. “She was a Boston Public Schools teacher for 22 years, she raised her family in the city, and she is  devoted to affordable housing and good jobs across the city. We can’t think of a better choice to represent our members’ needs and those of all Bostonians.”

The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, which represents over 28,000 carpenters, pile drivers, shop and millmen, and floorcoverers, believes that well-paid, well-trained carpenters mean well-made, safe, and long-lasting construction that will serve the community well over time. The NASRCC is part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, one of North America’s largest building-trades unions.

“I’m honored and thrilled to receive the endorsement of the NASRCC,” Erin said. “These women and men are part of the backbone of our city. They are building our city and literally doing the work that embodies my campaign slogan: Bring Boston Back. Together.”

The NASRCC recently held elections that continue to diversify its Executive Board, adding new faces that include more members of color and younger members, including its new President, third-generation union carpenter Raheem Shepard. A similar trend is occurring with full-time council staff as the council focuses on increasing diversity of age, gender, and race.

That inclusive spirit matches Erin’s goals. Her campaign continues to add endorsements, volunteers, and supporters across the city. The lifelong Dorchester resident has centered her campaign around being Boston’s go-to call at City Hall.

Erin’s vision for Boston and her campaign are built on her core beliefs:

  • Thriving, best-in-class public schools for every student in every neighborhood

  • A friendlier city for seniors, with a more compassionate policy focus

  • Stronger outreach to veterans, out of respect for their service and supporting their needs

  • Safer streets and policing across the City, prioritizing community policing

  • All hands-on-deck to pull us out of the pandemic, particularly our most vulnerable

  • Reducing income inequality by promoting good jobs for all Bostonians

The carpenters plan to do their part to get Erin elected in the Sept. 14 primary, when Boston voters can select four candidates to fill the four At-Large seats on the Boston City Council. And Erin will campaign across the city as she works to Bring Boston Back. Together.

Visit Erin’s website at ErinforBoston.com

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