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FRAMINGHAM – Statewide and Local unions showed their strong support for Priscila Sousa, candidate for State Representative for the 6th Middlesex District, over the weekend. 

Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35, and the Carpenters Local 336 joined Sousa supporters knocking on doors throughout Framingham. 

“I firmly believe in the right to organize, earn fair, living wages and work in safe conditions. I stand with our union brothers and sisters,” said Sousa. “As the only candidate in this race who supports the Wage Theft Bill, I believe it is critical that the working men and women of our community and Commonwealth are paid a fair living wage and work in safe conditions. I am honored to have them stand with me during our campaign.” 

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“Every day I hear about wage theft, fraud and poor work environments. I am horrified by these stories. I am committed to working to improve the lives of everyone in the district,” continued Sousa.

“Our members have endorsed Priscila Sousa because they believe she is the best candidate to protect workers on the job and help unions to grow. Priscila understands the needs of hardworking men and women in the 6th Middlesex District and Framingham. We know she will work hard and always have their back. We need to protect workers in all industries from wage theft and Priscila has committed to working to make certain our Wage Theft Bill gets passed at the State House as soon as possible,” said Rick Anketell, Business Representative, Carpenters Local 336.

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Earlier in the week, Sousa stopped by the construction site of the new MassBay Health Sciences, Early Childhood and Human Services Center located in the district. There she met some of the members of Carpenters Local 336 working at the site and heard about their experiences working in the construction industry. 

Sousa is endorsed by not only the unions canvassing for her over the weekend, but the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, the Framingham Firefighers IAFF Local 1652 and the National Association of Social Workers – PACE. 

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