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Laborers’ Local 22 Endorses Michelle Wu For Mayor

Released on: September 29, 2021

Boston, MA— Today, Laborers’ Local 22 endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor, an important endorsement from a union representing thousands of workers in the construction in the city and across the state. Calling her a courageous leader, Local 22 said that Wu is the best candidate to lead Boston as the city recovers and champion issues of importance for its members and their families.

“Boston is at a crossroads, faces many tough issues, and needs a smart, tough, determined, and visionary leader,” said Business Manager Louis A. Mandarini Jr. “Michelle has what it takes and for Local 22’s working families she’s the only choice.”

“Laborers’ Local 22 builds the schools, roads, bridges, buildings and tunnels that keep Boston’s neighborhoods connected and thriving. I am honored to receive their endorsement and stand alongside Local 22 in the fight for strong wages, great benefits, and protections for every worker.” said Michelle Wu.

Local 22 represents more than 2,500 workers who proudly build in Boston and across Eastern Massachusetts. Since their founding, Local 22 has worked to ensure that their members can collectively bargain for better labor standards and promote quality work throughout our industry. Together, Local 22 works to ensure that all of their members have safe working conditions, good wages, and industry-leading benefits.

Local 22’s endorsement adds to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Jay Livingstone, Liz Miranda, Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Sean Garballey; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, 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 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit