BOSTON – Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, has earned three prominent labor endorsements going into Labor Day. This week, Flynn announced endorsements from NAGE, Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, and the South Boston-based International Longshoremen’s Association Local 800.
These endorsements add to the strong districtwide support Flynn has received with over 30 labor unions, prominent local elected officials, and community-based organizations backing his candidacy.
On Monday, September 4, Flynn will join thousands of working men and women from across Massachusetts at the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Annual Labor Day Breakfast.
Flynn said, “As a union member, it is humbling to have such strong support from organized labor. Now more than ever, we appreciate the labor movement’s efforts on behalf of working people. If elected, I will continue to defend collective bargaining, support negotiations for fair wages and benefits, and will remain an advocate for an economy that works for everyone.”
In addition to the more than 30 unions supporting Flynn, he has also been endorsed by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, State Representative Nick Collins, Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty, Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Michael Donovan, and Supreme Judicial Court Clerk Maura Doyle.
About Ed Flynn
Ed Flynn is a lifelong resident of District 2, where he has been deeply involved as a youth sports coach, veterans’ advocate, and community activist. In addition to being an active Boston Public Schools parent at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown, Ed is a member of the Cityside Neighborhood Association, South Boston Citizens’ Association, Ward 7 Democratic Committee, and VFW Fitzgerald Post.
Ed served on active duty in the Persian Gulf on two deployments and overseas in the Navy Reserves, helping to coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. Ed and his wife, Kristen, are raising their children, Caroline and Stephen, in South Boston.