FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trahan stands with CLASS, Inc. workers striking for fair contract
Lori Trahan, Democrat for Congress, met with striking workers at CLASS, Inc. in Lawrence today and told members of SEIU Local 509 she will support them until they receive a fair contract.
Here is her statement:
“We need to end the assault on our families, our unions, and the most vulnerable of our society by standing up and fighting against the continued and devastating cuts to human services. We’re seeing the impact at CLASS, Inc. in Lawrence where workers are fighting for a living wage so they can continue the noblest of work while also supporting their own families.
As the daughter of a union ironworker, I know that a strike is a last resort. The members of SEIU Local 509 would rather be working, helping the people they love. They deserve better and that is why I will stand with them until a fair contract is reached. In Washington, I will continue fighting for these workers by demanding increased funding for human services to help people with disabilities and the workers who support them.”
For more information or to talk with Lori directly, contact Gretchen Grosky at (978) 852-4502.
CONTACT: Gretchen Grosky