The Massachusetts AFL-CIO today endorsed Senator Ed Markey for re-election. The role of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is to serve as the unified voice of more than 800 local unions and 400,000 organized workers in the Commonwealth and to be a voice for all working people, those in unions, and those not yet organized.
“Ed Markey has always been a champion for working men and women,” said Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman. “He understands that union jobs are jobs that promote and advance all workers’ rights. Massachusetts AFL-CIO members and their families know that they have an ally on the Senate floor in Ed Markey. It is critical that we support Senator Markey’s re-election bid in November.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO,” said Senator Markey. “Unions are dedicated to ensuring that workers receive the rights they deserve – fair pay, health benefits, paid sick time, and retirement benefits. The labor movement is the backbone of our democracy, and union values are my values. The AFL-CIO of Massachusetts is fighting for its workers so that their voices can be heard, and I will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them.”
This endorsement builds on Ed’s strong support among unions, including the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the American Postal Workers Union of Massachusetts, Postal Workers Local #4553, UNITE Here Local 26, AFSCME, SEIU 888, SEIU 32BJ, CWA 1400, AFGE, National Association of Social Workers – PACE, CWA-201, and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.
The mission of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—by working for economic, social and racial justice in the workplace, in communities, our state, and across the nation. Formed in 1887 as the Massachusetts branch of the American Federation of Labor, and later chartered by the national AFL-CIO in 1958, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is a union of unions, dedicated to achieving a better quality of life for working families in our commonwealth.