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Political Update - June

June 4, 2013

Don’t Forget to Vote on 6/25 The special Senate election will be held on Tuesday, June 25th. Polling hours are between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM. For information about where to vote visit:

Support Candidates Who Support Working Families SEIU Local 888’s political action committee (COPA) has done the research and is recommending Senate candidate Ed Markey as the best choice for working families. For more information, contact Local 888 at 617-241-3300 or visit

SEIU Members Were Key in Close Senate Race More than than a dozen SEIU member political organizers or MPOs worked for 35 days in Mattapan and Dorchester knocking on more than 9,000 doors to help get votes for Representative Forry. Local 888’s COPA committee interviewed both candidates, then endorsed Forry on April 5th.  Did SEIU’s effort make a difference?  You be the judge.  Rep. Forry defeated Rep. Nick Collins by just 378 votes! If you want to become an MPO please contact Dan Hoffer at

Make Your Voice Heard on Extending OSHA Protections MassCOSH is hosting a phone “briefing” for union members on the proposed legislation that will extend OSHA protections to state employees. When:  June 6 at 12:00 PM. The conference call number is: (857) 232-0300, then enter the code number: 615402. If you call in, be sure to identify yourself as a Local 888 member!