January 12, 2018 – Today, Lori Trahan’s campaign announced the endorsement of the International Association of Iron Workers Local 7, the same union which Lori’s father, Tony Loureiro, belonged to during his long career as a laborer and ironworker. The endorsement took place at the New Lowell Justice Center in downtown Lowell.
“We believe that Lori understands our views and will continue Niki Tsongas’ fight for working families of today and tomorrow,” said Richard Abbott, President of Local 7. “We need more people like Lori who are willing to do the hard work required of our elected leaders.” Read the letter from Local 7.
“Words cannot express my appreciation for the support of Local 7 — my father’s union whose members are like an extension of my own family,” said Trahan.
“Despite record highs in the stock market, it’s getting harder for working families like the one I was raised in to make ends meet, get an education and own a home. This isn’t right,” added Trahan. “As a member of Congress, I will fight for the hardworking men and women who’ve been left behind by a dysfunctional system in Washington.”
Chartered in 1896 as a part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 7 is home to over 3,000 Ironworkers across New England.
Today’s announcement represents the second labor endorsement for Trahan, with the Teamsters Local 25 in Boston offering their support in December, along with recent endorsements from Stephen M. Zanni, former Mayor of Methuen, and the Lowell delegation of state representatives — Rep. David Nangle, Rep. Tom Golden and Rep. Rady Mom, all Democrats.