Press Release: Fifteen International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals Endorse Shannon Liss-Riordan for Massachusetts Attorney General

January 25, 2022
Contact: Kevin Ready

BOSTON, MA – Today, fifteen International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers locals endorsed Shannon Liss-Riordan’s campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General. Altogether, the fifteen Massachusetts unions represent thousands of workers in the electrical and telecommunications industries in every corner of the Commonwealth.

Liss-Riordan has spent her career fighting for working families and putting more money back into their pockets. These 15 IBEW locals recognize that Shannon is the worker’s champion and are endorsing her candidacy to be the People’s Champion as Attorney General.  The unions are spread across Massachusetts, representing workers in Fall River, Springfield, Worcester and beyond.  These 15 endorsements add to a growing list of endorsements picked up by Liss-Riordan’s campaign.  Yesterday, Northwestern DA David Sullivan announced his endorsement of Shannon Liss-Riordan for Attorney General.  

“I am incredibly proud to have the early endorsements of such a large number of IBEW locals, representing so many working people in Massachusetts,” said Shannon Liss-Riordan. “As our state’s next Attorney General, I will stand with IBEW members in the fight for economic prosperity and workplace protections, just as I have done throughout my career.”  

List of Endorsing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers locals:

IBEW 1465, Fall River

IBEW 1499, Fall River

IBEW 104, Mansfield

IBEW 2321, North Andover

IBEW 2325, Worcester

IBEW 1505, Woburn

IBEW 486, Worcester

IBEW 96, Worcester

IBEW 674, Melrose

IBEW 2322, Middleborough

IBEW 7 , Springfield

IBEW 717, Chelmsford

IBEW 326, North Andover

IBEW 455, Springfield

IBEW 1228

Liss-Riordan launched her campaign just six weeks ago but has already secured endorsements from labor unions across the state, including Ironworkers Local 7, Pipefitters Local 537, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 534, OPEIU Local 453, among others.  Liss-Riordan is the only practicing attorney currently running for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.

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Shannon Liss-Riordan has big ideas and the experience to deliver big results for the people of Massachusetts. A prolific lawyer unafraid to challenge the status quo, she is the fighter that hardworking people turn to when the system lets them down. 

For decades, Shannon has taken on powerful corporate interests on the toughest issues and won. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Shannon made a name for herself as one of the top plaintiff lawyers in the country, winning groundbreaking lawsuits on behalf of waitresses, truck drivers, firefighters, janitors, and gig workers who have been denied overtime, minimum wage, and other wage protections.

Not only did she put money back in employees’ pockets, but she pushed our legal system to fairly and equally serve the people. And when the system couldn’t be pushed, she broke new legal ground and set precedents that delivered victories for workers in Massachusetts and around the country. She’ll put that same talent and track record to work as Massachusetts’ next Attorney General.

Shannon is uniquely qualified to serve as Massachusetts Attorney General. She regularly collaborates with the current Attorney General’s office, and she understands the complexities of running the people’s law firm. She knows how to effectively lead teams of lawyers to deliver real results for the people. She’s ready to take on the most difficult issues, from the deteriorating dignity of work to the childcare crisis to reproductive freedom to climate change, and win for Bay Staters.

In 2009, she partnered with Massachusetts labor lawyer Harold Lichten to create Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. Shannon lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, Kevin, their three kids, Shane, Myles and Jordan, and their Airedale terrier, Logan. 

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