NEJB Announces 2017 Municipal and Special Election Endorsements

The New England Joint Board is proud to announce its endorsement of a group of candidates for elected public office who are committed to the values of our union. Once elected, these candidates will prioritize the issues important to working people and will stand strong against the attacks on the working class from wealthy corporate interests. Many of our endorsed candidates are themselves union members and two of them are NEJB members. Our endorsed candidates will lead their municipalities and districts towards a more progressive future.


  • Ed Charest (Chief Steward NEJB Local 431), Peabody City Council, Ward 4
  • Lydia Edwards (UAW Local 2320), Boston City Council, District 1
  • Michelle Wu, Boston City Council, At Large
  • Martin Walsh (LIUNA Local 223), City of Boston, Mayor
  • Daniel Rivera, City of Lawrence, Mayor
  • Tom McGee, City of Lynn, Mayor
  • Paul Feeney (IBEW Local 2222), State Senate, Bristol and Norfolk


  • Roger Gay (NEJB Local 406), Saco City Council, Ward 2