Following a preliminary win that will advance her to the November 2nd Mayoral Election, At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George was today endorsed by Sprinkler Fitters Local 550. The union represents approximately 800 skilled members in the Greater Boston area.
“Annissa Essaibi George has shown up and stood up for Boston’s hardworking families and residents time and time again—not just during campaign season. Now we’re proud to support her in her candidacy for Mayor of Boston,” said Peter Gibbons, Business Manager of Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 550. “Annissa shares our belief that to build a strong middle class we must invest in apprenticeship programs and bolster our local workforce. We know she’ll prioritize all of us as our next Mayor of Boston.”
“I want to thank Sprinkler Fitters Local 550 for their support in this race. This campaign is about building coalitions across our neighborhoods, industries and workforce. Unions like Local 550 and their members play a critical role in that work and will always have a seat at the table under an Essaibi George Administration,” said Councilor Essaibi George.
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.