Boston, MA — Today, the Jon Spillane for Boston City Council At-Large campaign announced two major endorsements by member unions of the Greater Boston Building Trades Unions.
At their monthly meeting on Sunday, June 6, in Dorchester, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Local 223 voted to endorse Jon Spillane’s candidacy for City Council At-Large in Boston. This endorsement is the second from a member of the Greater Boston Building Trades Unions to endorse Spillane, with the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Local 534 having endorsed Jon Spillane in May.
Spillane pointed to his own family’s labor roots as an important part of his appeal on the campaign trail to voters and to union members:
“My grandfather was a union mason,” said Jon Spillane, candidate for Boston City Council At-Large. “The wages he earned allowed him to move the family out of South Boston’s Old Colony Housing Development and into a single-family home in Hyde Park.”
Current U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is a past President of Laborers’ Local Union 223.