Two more unions have endorsed Sen. Karen Spilka for Congress.
Spilka, a Democrat from Ashland, represents Framingham. She is one of a handful of Democrats vying for Sen. Edward Markey's former U.S. Representative seat.
This week, UFCW Locals 791 and 328 endorsed Spilka for Congress in Massachusetts' 5th District.
"Karen is the clear choice in this campaign. For too many working families, it feels like the rules of the game are rigged against them and that Washington is serving powerful special interests instead of them," said Local 328 Secretary-Treasurer Jim Riley and Local 791 Political Director Peter Derouen in a press release. "Karen stands up for working people and she never stops fighting for the middle class. We know we can count on her to be on our side in Congress and to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to get ahead."
“We need to raise the minimum wage. We need to end the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to big oil companies. We need to pass a constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United. In short, we need to make Washington work for, and be accountable to, our working families,” said Spilka, in a release. "I’ve spent my career taking on big challenges and I’m ready to go to Congress to fight for policies that help the middle class, not well-funded special interests. Thank you to the men and women of Locals 791 and 328 for their trust and support; it is an honor.”
Sen. Spilka has been endorsed by 15 labor unions including Roofers and Waterproofers Union Local 33, Laborers' Local 609, Laborers' Local 22, IBEW Local 1505, the Boston Carmen's Union Local 589, the Building Wreckers Local 1421, American Postal Workers Union Local 4553, UFCW Local 1445, the Mail Handlers Local 301, Laborers’ Local 380, Laborers' Local 1116, Laborers' Local 1156, and Laborers' Local 151. She also has the backing of the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO.