Service Workers Union Announces Municipal Election Endorsements for Boston, Brockton, Lawrence and Worcester

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Service Workers Union Announces Municipal Election Endorsements for Boston, Brockton, Lawrence and Worcester

BOSTON– New England District 615 of the service workers union 32BJ SEIU today announces its list of endorsed candidates in the preliminary elections in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence and Worcester.

Boston City Council preliminary election, September 12, 2023:

Ruthzee Louijeune                                       At-Large

Julia Mejia                                                     At-Large

Erin Murphy                                                 At-Large

Henry Santana                                             At-Large

Gabriela Coletta                                           District 1

Ed Flynn                                                         District 2

Joel Richards                                               District 3

Kendra Lara                                                  District 6

Tania Fernandes Anderson                        District 7

Sharon Durkan                                           District 8

Liz Breadon                                                   District 9


Brockton City Council preliminary election, September 19, 2023

Jean Bradley Derenoncourt                      At-large

Jed Hresko                                                   At-large

Lawrence City Council preliminary election, September 19, 2023

Celina Reyes                                                At-large

Jessica Aquino                                             District B

Vivian Marlol                                               District D

Stephany Infante                                        District E

Worcester preliminary election, September 5, 2023

Khrystian King                                   Worcester Mayor

Thu Nguyen                                       Worcester City Council At-large

Domenica Perrone                           Worcester City Council At-large

Jenny Pacillo                                     Worcester City Council District 1

Etel Haxhiaj                                       Worcester City Council District 5


32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country. Its 175,000 members include janitors, security officers, and airport workers in 11 states across the East Coast, including 20,000 in New England District 615, which covers Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Roxana Rivera, Assistant to the President of 32BJ SEIU and the head of District 615, made the following statement.

“We are proud today to announce our endorsed slate of candidates for the city councils in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence and Worcester, and for Khrystian King for Mayor of Worcester. All of these endorsees have demonstrated their dedication to supporting unions as a key to winning better conditions for working people, including the janitors, security officers, airport workers and others who are members of 32BJ, as well as to helping those who are fighting hard to unionize. The stakes could not be clearer as we enter into negotiations this fall for a new contract covering some 12,000 commercial building cleaners in Massachusetts, many of whom live and work in the important cities where these candidates are seeking election. In addition, whether these candidates are incumbents or aspirants to the offices they seek, they have all demonstrated in their public service, personal biographies, interviews with members, and responses to our questionnaires that they have a strong commitment to defending the rights of immigrants, people of color, and others who have suffered historic injustices. We offer each of them our support in the preliminary elections and through the general election in November, and we encourage voters in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence and Worcester to step up and do the same.”




With more than 175,000 members in 11 states, including 20,000 in Massachusetts, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.

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