Hotel Workers Endorse Tolman and Goldberg
Boston’s Local 26 Endorses Warren Tolman for Attorney General and Deb Goldberg for Treasurer
BOSTON – UNITE HERE Local 26, one of the most politically powerful and diverse unions in Boston, today announced its official endorsement of Warren Tolman for Attorney General and Deb Goldberg for Treasurer. Local 26 is unique among unions due to its diverse makeup and the predominance of women in the union.
“Warren Tolman and Deb Goldberg are champions of hardworking families in Massachusetts,” said Brian Lang, President of Local 26. “The members of Local 26 are proud to endorse them because we know that they will represent everyone in our state.”
“Warren Tolman has fought to increase the minimum wage and ensure that part-time and temporary workers receive fair pay and benefits,” said Local 26 member and East Boston resident Alba Galeano. “We’re supporting him for Attorney General because he stands with us on what’s most important: support for immigrants, cost-effective healthcare, and income inequality.”
“It’s a great honor to receive the support of UNITE HERE Local 26, leaders in the fight to bridge the pay gap, control the cost of health care, and achieve comprehensive immigration reform,” said Warren Tolman. “I am proud to stand with them to protect and improve the lives of working families as I fight to implement smart gun technology to protect our communities from gun violence.”
“Deb Goldberg has created good paying union jobs for generations of workers,” said Local 26 member and Revere resident Nelson Rodriguez. “As Treasurer, she’ll stand up for working families who need economic security.”
“I am so honored to receive the endorsement of UNITE HERE Local 26 in my campaign for Treasurer,” said Deb Goldberg. “Members of Local 26 play an integral role in the success of the hospitality industry. Local 26 knows that our next Treasurer must be a champion for working families. I look forward to working with them in January as the next Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
Local 26 represents thousands of workers in the hospitality industries in New England. Members include workers of hotels, restaurants, university dining services, the Boston Convention Centers, Fenway Park and Logan International Airport. More information at www.local26.org.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Crawford, Crawford Strategies
August 7, 2014