United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor
Released on: October 05, 2021
Boston, MA— The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 (UFCW 1445), representing thousands of workers in the grocery supermarkets, healthcare, industrial laundries, meat packing, warehousing, cannabis, and retail industries across the city and state, endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor today. Calling her a courageous leader and fearless fighter, UFCW 1445 said that Wu is the best candidate to lead Boston and champion issues of importance to members and their families.
“We share Councilor Michelle Wu’s bold and progressive vision and policies for Boston. Wu’s positions are not idealist but necessary. Our members in Boston take public transportation, need affordable housing, their children go to public schools, and contribute economically and culturally to this great city,” said UFCW 1445 President Fernando Lemus.
“Our union looks forward to working with the Wu Administration to strengthen labor provisions in city ordinances, and as we enter into challenging negotiations and on-going organizing drives,” said UFCW 1445 Secretary Treasurer, Fabricio DaSilva.
“UFCW 1445 members are excited and ready to mobilize for Councilor Michelle Wu’s campaign,” said UFCW 1445 Political Director, Gabe Camacho.
“UFCW 1445 and other labor unions create the opportunity and protections for working families to thrive. I am honored to receive their endorsement and stand alongside UFCW 1445 in the fight for strong wages, great benefits, and protections for every worker,” said Michelle Wu.
UFCW 1445’s endorsement adds to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mayor Kim Janey, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, 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 Sonia Chang Diaz State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Liz Miranda, Adrian Madaro, Jay Livingstone, Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas; Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr.; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Laborers Local 22, 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 michelleforboston.com/endorsements.