Massachusetts SEIU sponsors U.S. Senate forum


Local 888 co-sponsored an SEIU candidates forum with the U.S. Senate rivals.

“We need labor-friendly advocates in the Senate who are willing to fight for our issues,” said Local 888 Secretary-Treasurer Tom McKeever, commenting on the need for a forum.

The candidates in the 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate Primary: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy and attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan.

The forum featured a round-robin setup. SEIU members — and the three candidates — were split up into separate rooms, allowing for more informal questioning.

The candidates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary:

  • U.S. Sen Ed Markey, who served as the U.S. representative for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District before winning the special election vote to the Senate in 2013.
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, who served as a Massachusetts assistant district attorney before his election victory in the state’s 4th Congressional District in 2012.
  • Shannon Liss-Riordan, a lawyer who has won class-action suits for workers against major companies, including ride-hailing giant Uber.

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