FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2020
Carpenters Local 328 Endorses Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative
BOSTON – On Tuesday, Carpenters Local 328 endorsed Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative, 16th Suffolk District. Giannino has been a member of the Revere City Council since elected in 2012.
“We offer our support to Jessica because of her past commitment to the working men and women of the 16th Suffolk District,” said Richard Pedi, Local 328 Business Manager. “Jessica has demonstrated her concern by shaping policies that will protect all workers’ rights and we believe she will continue to have a strong voice for organized labor.”
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America began in 1881 when 36 carpenters from 11 cities formed a national union with a constitution, a structure and two thousand members. From humble beginnings arose a powerful political and economic force, setting the standards for wages, benefits, conditions and quality on every project in the United States. Carpenters Local Union 328 services Boston, Cambridge and the North/West metropolitan suburbs.
“I’m very thankful to have the endorsement from Local 328 as I campaign for State Representative,” said Giannino. “Fighting towards making our district a place to live, work and raise a family has been a top priority of mine, and I will bring these working-class values with me to Beacon Hill.”
Jessica began her career in politics as a City Councilor At-Large for the City of Revere in 2012. In that time, she has worked on countless issues that impact the daily lives of the citizens of Revere, as well as ordinances that will impact generations to follow. In 2013 her inclusive style and strong leadership qualities prompted her colleagues to elect her Vice President of the Council. In 2016 and 2018, Jessica had the honor of serving as City Council President. During that time, she worked to ensure the agenda maintained a balance between protecting and growing the city’s economic base, without compromising the quality of city services to residents. Jessica believes it is her responsibility to ensure that Revere’s government is accountable to the people, financially responsible and forward thinking.