Attorney General Martha Coakley has gained one of the most sought-after union endorsements in the race for US Senate, winning key backing from the Service Employees International Union local council.
The council, which represents five unions and 60,000 workers, voted on the endorsement last night. It is the first time the council decided as a group to back one candidate.
Other Union Endorsements:
Teamsters, nine local chapters (21,800 members)
Unite Here, Local 26 (6,300 members)
New England Regional Council of Carpenters (10,785 members)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103 (6,000 members)
Office & Professional Employees, Local 6 (5,400 members)