North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor
Released on: October 07, 2021
Boston, MA — Today, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston at a Dorchester rally attended by hundreds of union members. Their backing demonstrates key support from a union representing 28,000 carpenters, pile drivers, shop and millmen, and floorcoverers across New England. The endorsement cited Wu’s commitment to good jobs, vocational training and responsible development.
“In her career and during this campaign, Michelle Wu has demonstrated that she understands what's on the minds of union carpenters and our industry. She was the first candidate to take the responsible development pledge during the primary because she understands the benefits and challenges that come from building in the City of Boston. Like us, she's a champion of training people for careers, employment that comes with health and retirement benefits, and creating opportunities for everyone in the community. As carpenters, we take visions and plans and make them real. We believe Michelle Wu is the right person to harness the positive power of responsible development. On behalf of more than 5,000 carpenters that live and work in the city, we're proud to endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston,” said Joe Byrne, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and a member of Carpenters Local 327.
“Boston is strong when our unions are strong. I’m grateful and excited to welcome the workers of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters to our multiracial, multigenerational and multilingual coalition. Together, we’ll fight for safe, good jobs and the worker protections all of us deserve,” said Michelle Wu.
North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ endorsement add to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, 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; Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts; WAKANDA II; 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