Leading Boston labor organization announces support at historic Local 25 Union Hall
BOSTON, MA (August 23, 2019) – Teamsters Local 25 is proud to announce endorsements in races for Boston City Council. During a forum hosted at its iconic union hall in Charlestown, Teamsters Local 25 announced its support for candidates in seven district and three citywide races, including two open seats. Teamsters Local 25 is New England’s largest Teamsters union with more than 12,500 members. More than 2,300 active and retired Local 25 members and their families live in the City of Boston, and nearly 3,000 members work in Boston.
“These candidates are proven leaders who work tirelessly to improve our communities and who will never stop fighting for working families,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “During a time when Local 25 is forging new partnerships to provide training and career opportunities for underserved Boston residents, we are confident these City Council candidates share our vision for a well-trained, well-paid workforce, one that truly reflects the diversity which makes Boston and its neighborhoods a great place to live.”
Teamsters Local 25 is proud to endorse union members for Council seats. They include Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty, a Teamsters Local 25 member who worked at Airborne Express while attending Boston College and Boston University Law School. Other union members earning Local 25 endorsements are Councilor At-Large Anissa Essaibi George (Boston Teachers Union), District 2 Councilor Ed Flynn (NAGE), District 3 Councilor Frank Baker (CWA/Boston Typographical Union, Local 13), and Dan Daly (IBEW Local 103), who is seeking the open seat in the 9th District.
The Boston City Council candidates endorsed by Teamsters Local 25:
Michael Flaherty, Councilor At-Large
Michele Wu, Councilor At-Large
Anissa Essaibi George, Councilor At-Large
Lydia Edwards, Councilor, District 1
Ed Flynn, Councilor, District 2
Frank Baker, Councilor, District 3
Andrea Campbell, Councilor, District 4
Maria Esdale Farrell, Councilor, District 5 *Open Seat
Matt O’Malley, Councilor, District 6
Kim Janey, Councilor, District 7
Dan Daly, Councilor, District 9 *Open Seat
The Boston City Council Primary election is on Tuesday, September 24th and the general election is set for Tuesday, November 5th. For more information about Teamsters Local 25, please visit www.teamsterslocal25.com.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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