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A vote for Mayor Carlo DeMaria is a vote for Everett’s working families

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By Darlene Lombos

  Everett is a working-class city that values equity and opportunity and deserves a mayor who is fighting for workers. Mayor Carlo DeMaria is a proven leader who has continued to stand up for working families across the city. That is why the Greater Boston Labor Council has endorsed his re-election for the Mayor of Everett.

  In Everett, unions provide a path to a better life for all workers. We stand up for opportunity, equity, and safety. Support for unions is growing because people understand that we will only be stronger if workers can share in our nation’s prosperity.

  Right now, elected officials in Everett have an unprecedented opportunity to help families recover from the pandemic and build an equitable economy that works for everyone. With billions of dollars in American Rescue Plan money coming to the people of Massachusetts, our cities and towns can lead our recovery by giving back to front line workers who have put their lives on the line during the pandemic, to invest in our schools, roads, and infrastructure, to build out our public transit. Together with unions, a bold vision for a more equitable economy can become a reality. Together with unions, we can stop the race to the bottom and ensure shared prosperity for all Everett residents.

  We must work together for this shared vision to come to fruition. Throughout Mayor DeMaria’s career, he has advocated for unions and working families in Everett and beyond. Recently, Mayor DeMaria led the U.S. Conference of Mayors to vote to support the PRO Act, federal legislation that would strengthen workplace safety protections and make it easier to join a union. This is the bold vision and leadership we need to ensure working people thrive in Everett and across the nation.

  A win for Mayor DeMaria in November is a win for working people in Everett. This November 2, vote for the working families and laborers who endorsed candidate for Everett Mayor, Carlo DeMaria. Mayor DeMaria will continue building public transit and bike infrastructure to make it easy to get to work and school. He will continue to advocate for connectivity throughout the region. Throughout his tenure as a civic leader, Mayor DeMaria has strengthened the local economy and brought construction and permanent jobs to the area through visionary development projects and will continue this revitalization, supporting our public schools, parks, and people.

  The Greater Boston Labor Council represents more than 100,000 hardworking families throughout the region. We’re hotel workers, construction workers, healthcare workers, janitors, teachers, and more. Many of us are also Everett voters. This is our moment and we must elect leaders who share our values and will fight together with us to build back better with opportunity, equity, and strong communities.

  Darlene Lombos is Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC) and the first woman and person of color to be elected in this top leadership position. The GBLC represents more than 100,000 union members and their families within 24 cities and towns in the region.

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