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Another Endorsement for Karen Spilka

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The Pipefitters Local 537 has enthusiastically endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress, becoming the 32nd labor organization to back her bid for Massachusetts' Fifth District.

"Karen is the obvious choice for Congress because she fights for working families no matter what," said Leo Fahey, Business Manager of Local 537. "It is clear that she understands the concerns of working families and she is unafraid to stand up to the powerful special interests on their behalf. The big banks, the insurance companies and the lobbyists already have enough power in Washington; we need Karen to go fight for us."

"I am so honored to have the support of the Pipefitters Local 537," added Karen. "I'm running for Congress because it isn't doing right by working families and I want to go push back. I've spent my career as a public servant taking on challenges that no one else would to fight on behalf of the middle class and I've stood up to some powerful groups along the way. It is great to have so much support from organized labor during this campaign."

Karen has a lifetime AFL-CIO score of over 92%, the highest of any candidate in this race. She has previously been endorsed by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 4, the United Steelworkers Local 12004, the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, statewide ATU, the UNITE-HERE New England Joint Board, UAW Region 9A, United Steelworkers Local 2285, United Steelworkers Local 2936, the International Operating Engineers Local 4, the Roofers and Waterproofers Union Local 33, the Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, Laborers' Local 609, Laborers’ Local 22, IBEW Local 1505, the Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, the Building Wreckers Local 1421, the American Postal Workers Union Local 4553, UFCW Local 1459, UFCW Local 1445, UFCW Local 791, UFCW Local 328, the Mail Handlers Local 301, Laborers’ Local 380, Laborers’ Local 1116, Laborers' Local 1156, Laborers’ Local 151, and UWUA Local 369. She also has the backing of the Central Massachusetts Central Labor Council, the Plymouth-Bristol Central Labor Council, and the Norfolk Central Labor Council.