Teamsters Union Local 170 Endorses Dan Koh for Congress

2018-07-12T20:45:25+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Union Endorsements|

ANDOVER, MA – Today, Teamsters Union Local 170 endorsed Dan Koh in the Third District congressional race.  Local 170 represents about 4,000 workers in Worcester County and is the twentieth union endorsement that Koh has received, more than any other candidate.  Koh has also been endorsed by 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 supporting Dan because he’s focused on the issues that matter most,” said Shannon George, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 170. “Our members know that Dan will fight everyday to create more good-paying union jobs because he knows the importance of belonging to a union.  Dan actually listens to the concerns of workers and union members, and we need more leaders like him in Congress.”

“I am honored to have Local 170’s support,” said Koh. “Right now, right-wing conservatives are trying to take away the right to organize.  We need to fight back and say loudly and clearly that unions are here to stay.  I am proud to stand with the members of Local 170 and unions across this district.”

About Dan Koh

A native of Andover of Korean-Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan is dedicated to preserving the American Dream that made his own story possible. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, where he managed 18,000 employees and a $3 billion budget during one of the most prosperous four-year stretches in Boston’s history. In Congress, Dan will stand up to President Trump and promote universal healthcare and a forward-looking jobs program so that everyone can get ahead.