Today, Massachusetts Building Trades Unions (MBTU) announced their endorsement of Diana DiZoglio for State Auditor. The organization represents over 75,000 union construction workers across the Commonwealth.

“Diana DiZoglio has shown true courage on Beacon Hill by standing up to powerful corporations and holding them accountable,” said MBTU President Frank Callahan. “Working families can trust her to protect our hard-earned tax dollars from fraud and abuse. She is the watchdog that our Commonwealth needs, and we are proud to endorse her for State Auditor.”

For over a hundred years, Massachusetts Building Trades Unions (MBTU) has been dedicated to helping working people improve their quality of life. It has 63 member locals representing more than 75,000 working men and women across the state.

“I’m so proud to have earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Building Trades Union, and I look forward to deepening our partnership as Massachusetts’ next State Auditor,” said Diana DiZoglio. “I will continue to be the champion our working families need in the fight for an accountable, transparent state government that upholds the dignity of all workers.”

Through the efforts of their locals, union members receive the best training available, vital healthcare coverage, and the security of pension and annuity benefits. In addition, through joint investments between labor and management, employers train current and future employees. This collaborative effort between contractors and member unions benefits customers because, with trained workers, the job is done right the first time. For the unions represented by the MBTU, their goal has always been, and continues to be, improving the standard of living for construction workers and their families throughout the state. By achieving this goal, everyone benefits, including members, employers, customers, and most importantly, the communities where our members live and work.

The combined 63 individual building trades unions of MBTU provide healthcare to 260,000 people, retirement benefits to 40,000 seniors, and drive the Massachusetts economy with a $3.65 billion impact through housing construction projects alone.

 

It joins a growing coalition of support for Diana DiZoglio in her race for State Auditor, including the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Massachusetts Nurses Association, National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), UNITE HERE 26, IBEW Local 223, Boston Carmen’s Union, Iron Workers Local 7, Machinists District 15, the MBTA Inspectors Union, Operating Engineers Local 4, the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, Teamsters Local 170 and 25, and the Puerto Rican PAC of Lawrence.

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