Union Member Candidate School
Support for union members running for elected office is a top priority for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and our affiliates. We know that when our members run on a platform of working people’s values and receive unified support from the labor movement, we will win. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and its Executive Board are establishing a union candidate school to train our members to run for elected office from the local/municipal level all the way up to statewide/federal office.
The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and its Executive Board are proud to have held the first session of our MA AFL-CIO Union Candidate School. This free December 7th, 2019 session helped to train our members to run for elected office from the local/municipal level all the way up to statewide/federal office. It was a dynamic day with union members from different sectors participating from towns across the Commonwealth. Members in the packed room at IBEW Local 103 learned important tools for launching and running their campaigns for political offices and heard from fellow union members who have successfully run for office.
The 2023 MA AFL-CIO Union Candidate School will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 10AM-2PM at Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12, 1240 Mass. Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125. Stay tuned to learn more about the 2023 date for this program. In order to be eligible, members must contact their union leadership for sponsorship and register with the MA AFL-CIO. The training will be helpful for those considering a run for office, those who have made the decision to run, and union political and legislative staff looking for an opportunity to learn more about the campaign process.