Michael Flaherty Proud to Announce Endorsements From Mix of Elected Officials, Labor Unions, Progressive Organizations, and The Boston Globe

This includes endorsements from 21 elected officials, 35 Unions, Planned Parenthood, The Environmental League of Massachusetts, and The Boston Globe.

 Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty is proud to announce endorsements from a diverse coalition of elected officials, activists, and labor unions. First among these is Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Mayor Walsh cited the experience Michael brings to the Council along with his dedication to addressing the needs of diverse constituencies across the city. Michael has also been endorsed by Congressman Stephen Lynch, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, several members of Boston’s delegation at the Massachusetts State House, and many of his Boston City Council colleagues.

Michael also has strong support from organized labor, including endorsements from 35 labor unions. These unions include Boston teachers, policemen, firemen, and some of the largest trade unions in the Greater Boston region.

“As a former member of Teamsters Local #25, I have always been guided by union consciousness and have never failed to support organized labor, including, when necessary, on the picket lines,’ said Michael. “I will never forget the lessons I learned growing up in a Union household. It taught me that every worker deserves representation, and is entitled to the fundamental rights of collective bargaining and workplace dignity. I am committed to those principles as a City Councilor At-large and am proud to stand with working families. .”

Michael has also been endorsed by The Boston Globe, Planned Parenthood, The Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Ward 5, 9, and 15 Democratic Committees.

“I am proud to be supported by the people and organizations that are on the front lines of the fight for equity for all Bostonians.,” said Michael. “Those endorsing me have a wide range of backgrounds and priorities, but where they can all agree is that Michael Flaherty is the right choice for Boston. With this in mind, I humbly ask for your support on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th.”

To learn more about Councilor Michael F. Flaherty and his work, please visit his website at www.michaelflaherty.com or call his campaign team at 617-752-4243.

The full list of endorsements is as follows:

Elected Officials – Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Sen. Joe Boncore, Sen. Mike Rush, Sen. Nick Collins, Rep. Dan Ryan, Rep. Ed Coppinger, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Rep. Russel Holmes, Rep. David Biele, Clerk for Civil Business of the Suffolk Superior Court Michael J. Donovan , Suffolk Supreme Judicial Court Clerk Maura S. Doyle, Councilor Ed Flynn, Councilor Frank Baker, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Councilor Tim McCarthy, Councilor Matt O’Malley, Councilor Mark Ciommo, Councilor Josh Zakim

Organizations – The Boston Globe, Planned Parenthood, The Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee, Boston Ward 9 Democratic Committee, Boston Ward 15 Democratic Committee

Labor – AFSCME Council 93, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, Professional Firefighters of MA, Laborers 223, Boston Firefighters Local 718, Boston Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 534, Boston Teachers Union, Boston Carmen’s Union 589, Greater Boston Labor Council , IBEW Local 103, IBEW Local 2222, IUPAT DC 35, NAGE Local 5000, NE Regional Council of Carpenters, SEIU Local 888, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Teamsters Local 122, Teamsters Local 25, Pipefitters Local 537, Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, Greater Boston Real Estate Board PAC, Bridge and Structural Ironworkers Local 7, Retired Public Employees Committee for Political Action, Plumbers and Gasfitters Union Local 12, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Laborers District Council PAC, Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Hotel Workers Local 26, Pile Drivers Local 56,Carpenters Local 327, Carpenters Local 723, The International Longshoremen’s Association, Floor coverers 2168, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association EMS Division, SEIU Local 1199