AG candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan earns endorsement from labor union representing workers at contaminated Springfield courthouse

Originally published April 1, 2022 (here)



The labor union that represents more than 200 clerical workers at the beleaguered Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield has endorsed Shannon Liss-Riordan for attorney general, her campaign told MassLive.

Liss-Riordan, a labor attorney who’s positioned herself as a champion for working people after battling companies including Uber, Starbucks and Fedex, launched her campaignfor attorney general in late January. The announcement came days after Attorney General Maura Healey declared her bid for governor.

Liss-Riordan’s new endorsement from OPEIU Local 6 — which represents about 4,500 workers from the Trial Court of Massachusetts, MBTA, and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, among other entities — comes about two weeks after she visited the Springfield courthouse with the labor union.

Liss-Riordan and George Noel, business manager of OPEIU Local 6, together called for the toxic mold-contaminated building to be closed. At a news conference, Liss-Riordan said she would not allow the attorney general’s staff to work in the courthouse, should she win the election.