AFSCME Local 1703 Endorses Dan Koh for Congress

2018-05-14T18:58:59+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Union Endorsements|

ANDOVER, MA – Underscoring that Dan Koh is “exactly who we need in Congress,” AFSCME Local 1703 today endorsed Koh in the Third District Congressional race. Local 1703 represents 1,200 public employees and is the sixteenth union endorsement that Koh has received, more than any other candidate. Koh has also been endorsed by 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.

“For years, collective bargaining rights have been under attack, culminating in the disastrous Janus v. AFSCME case in front of the Supreme Court,” said Koh. “We need to stand up and fight back. That’s why I am grateful to have earned the endorsement of AFSCME Local 1703 and Local 1705. As Congressman, I will oppose efforts to undermine unions and fight to create an economy that works for everyone.”

“Dan is exactly who we need in Congress” said Gerry Mills, President of AFSCME Local 1703. “Instead of passing tax cuts for the wealthy, Dan will fight to get things done for working people. Our members know that Dan will be on the front line in the fight for a $15 minimum wage and universal healthcare. We are excited to support Dan’s campaign.”

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.