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Teamsters Local 25 Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston

Released: February 23, 2021

This is the third labor endorsement for Wu including OPEIU Local 453 and the Alliance of Unions at the MBTA; Wu is the only candidate with labor endorsements in the 2021 Mayoral Race 

Boston, MA — Teamsters Local 25 announced today that they have strongly endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston, an important labor endorsement from a union representing more 12,500 of hardworking Bostonians. Calling her a fearless fighter and courageous leader, Teamsters Local 25 said that Wu is the candidate who will champion issues of importance to Local 25 members and their families.

“Teamsters Local 25 is proud to endorse Michelle Wu as the next Mayor of Boston. Michelle Wu is a strong leader who will stand-up for our members during this unprecedented time when corporations are trying to expand profits at the expense of workers,” Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien said. “She has been relentless in fighting for better wages, health insurance, retirement benefits and improved working conditions. As the daughter of immigrants, Michelle shares our vision for the City of Boston, with an understanding that access to training and other neighborhood resources will help the working class that makes this city great.”

“Knowing that the 12,500 hardworking members of Teamsters Local 25 have my back in the race to become the next elected mayor of Boston is a great honor," said Michelle Wu. "Local 25 and labor organizations across the city create the opportunity and protections for working families to thrive, and I look forward to standing with this Union to fight for good wages, comprehensive benefits, and dignity in the workplace.”

Teamsters Local 25 is the largest Teamsters union in New England with more than 12,000 members.

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Teamsters Local 25’s endorsement adds to the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including community activists and leaders such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sunrise Boston, and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.