UAW Region 9A Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor
Released on: August 20, 2021
Boston, MA— The United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9A announced their backing of mayoral candidate Michelle Wu today. UAW Region 9A encompasses areas including New England, parts of New York, and Puerto Rico. They represent 50,000 active and retired members all across their region. Members work in places ranging from small manufacturers, state and local governments, college and university employees, and more.
"We're proud to endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor. She has a proven track record of fighting for working people and so many of the issues our members care most about, from affordable housing in our city, to workers' rights and safety, to the environment and climate justice. We are ready to mobilize behind Michelle's candidacy so that we can ensure we have a fighter for the rights of workers and all Bostonians in City Hall," said Beverley Brakeman, Regional Director of United Auto Workers Region 9A.
“I’m thrilled to receive the endorsement of UAW Region 9A and am looking forward to continuing our fight to build worker power in Boston and across the East Coast. When we fight, we win!” said Michelle Wu.
UAW region 9A adds to the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Boston City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Liz Breadon, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Mike Moran, Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson and Andy Vargas; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements.