The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 today endorsed At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in her candidacy for Mayor of Boston during an event at their office on Freeport Street in Dorchester. IBEW Local 103’s membership includes 10,000 highly skilled electricians and technicians in the Boston area.
“IBEW Local 103 is incredibly proud to stand with Annissa Essaibi George in her candidacy for Mayor of Boston,” said Lou Antonellis, Business Manager for IBEW Local 103. “As a former union member herself, Annissa knows our values firsthand. She will advocate and fight for us every single day as our Mayor, and will always govern with Boston’s hard working residents and families in mind.”
“To the members of IBEW Local 103, thank you for your support in this race,” said Essaibi George. “As your Mayor, I will work hand in hand with our unions to fight for fair wages, increase benefits, and maintain safe working conditions for all. Labor will always have a seat at the policymaking table in order for us to do this work, together.”
Essaibi George’s economic justice and workers’ rights policy plan includes the creation of the first-ever City of Boston Department of Economic Justice and Workers’ Rights, headed by a cabinet-level chief who will report directly to the Mayor and have a seat at the policymaking table to assess the potential impact proposed policies and initiatives may have on Boston’s working families.
Additionally, Essaibi George has been a strong advocate for improvements to Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and vocational programs in the Boston Public Schools to provide students with career readiness after graduation.