Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 Endorses Dan Koh for Congress

2018-05-17T16:23:42+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Union Endorsements|

ANDOVER, MA – Underscoring that Dan Koh will “stand up for workers’ rights,” Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 today endorsed Koh in the 3rdDistrict congressional race. Local 12 represents close to 1,800 members and is the twelfth union endorsement that Koh has received: he has also been endorsed by 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 endorse Dan,” said Business Manager of Local 12 Harry Brett. “Our members know that Dan will stand up for workers’ rights and fight to ensure that everyone can have access to a good-paying job.”

“I am so honored to have the support of Local 12,” stated Koh. “Local 12’s comprehensive training and apprenticeship programs help make sure that workers have the skills they need to thrive. In order to develop pathways to good jobs, we should look to scale and expand workforce development programs with proven results. That means listening to unions like Local 12. When I’m Congressman, union members and working families will always have a seat at the table.”

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.