Support for union members running for elected office is a top priority of AFT Massachusetts and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. AFT Massachusetts members interested in running for office are encouraged to participate in Union Candidates School hosted by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
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 program will consist of 4 segments including:
- Nuts and Bolts of Campaigning
- Making the decision to run
- Big picture union issues and pledge to support
- Building Union Support and Endorsements from the labor community
The first session will be held on Saturday December 7th, 9am-2pm.