32BJ SEIU, representing 18,000 property service workers in the Massachusetts, Boston Teachers Union, representing 10,000 education professionals, and SEIU Local 888, representing over 8,000 public service workers and higher education workers in Massachusetts, announced their endorsement of Lydia Edwards for the District 1 seat to represents the North End, Charlestown and East Boston.
“Lydia Edwards has spent her life fighting for good jobs, immigrant and workers’ rights,” said 32BJ SEIU Vice President Roxana Rivera. “Today more than ever, we need strong fighters like Lydia Edwards committed to the well-being of all Bostonians. As a successful lawyer and advocate, Lydia Edwards has shown dedication and talent in various spheres, virtues she can devote to the struggle for living wages for all workers. We are proud to offer her the support of our 163,000-strong union in this important electoral contest.”
“I am proud to be endorsed the Boston Teachers Union, SEIU 32BJ, and SEIU 888,” said Edwards. “These organizations represent and serve Boston’s hard-working families and I’m honored to be their candidate.
I’ve committed my entire career to fighting for workers, women, and families to assure they are protected, have housing and can earn living wages. I will continue to advocate for our middles class as the next city councilor for District 1.”