ANDOVER, MA – Today, Boilermakers Local 29 endorsed Dan Koh in the Third District congressional race. Local 29 represents about 250 workers in Massachusetts and is the twenty-first union endorsement that Koh has received, more than any other candidate. Koh has also been endorsed by Teamsters Union Local 170, Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 534, AFSCME Local 1730, Laborers Local 560, AFSCME Local 1703, NPMHU Local 301, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Laborers Local 39, Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, AFSCME Local 1705, Laborers Local 243, IUPAT DC 35, Pipefitters Local 537, Laborers Local 175, IBEW Local 96, Laborers Local 609, IUEC Local 4, IUOE Local 4, Laborers Local 88, and Wreckers Local 1421.
“We are proud to support Dan because we know he’s the candidate who will fight for working people,” said Chuck Hancock, Business Manager of Local 29. “It’s clear that Dan recognizes the importance of unions to our country. We need leaders like Dan in Congress fighting for quality healthcare and good-paying jobs.”
“It’s more important than ever to stand up for unions,” said Koh. “As a Congressman, I will fight everyday for the rights of workers in the Third District. I am truly honored to have the support of Local 29.”
About Dan Koh
Dan Koh is the descendant of Korean and Lebanese immigrants who came to the Merrimack Valley seeking the American Dream. Today, the same Dream that made Dan’s story – and millions of other stories like his possible – is under attack by Donald Trump. But Dan is ready to fight back. He represents a new generation of leaders who will bring fresh ideas to D.C. and stand up for America’s core values. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, where he oversaw one of the most prosperous times in the city’s history and achieved real progressive results. In Congress, Dan can be counted on to be a progressive voice on the issues that matter most – from universal healthcare to creating a fair economy to protecting the American Dream for generations to come.