Labor Turns Out for Governor's Debate

Approximately fifty volunteers from local unions in the area came out to a pre-debate rally on Thursday night to show support for Deval Patrick. Leaders from the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO as well as rank-and-file construction workers and firefighters made a great showing.

Speaking at the rally, President Brown encourage union members to support Patrick, saying, "This election is the difference between the loss of 5,000 state jobs, to seeing labor contracts across the Commonwealth under attack as a result a Republican Baker administration who is openly anti-union and between Governor Patrick who has many labor folks in positions of importance throughout the state and has worked closely with us on a number of issues."