I’m proud to have been endorsed by UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston’s hotel and service workers union. I supported and marched with Local 26 workers in their historic strike against Harvard University Dining Services last fall. The strike, which lasted three weeks, resulted in HUDS agreeing to set a minimum living wage salary for full-time workers and to prevent increases in healthcare co-pays for five years. Harvard students overwhelmingly supported the strike despite the disruption it posed to campus life last October. I would note that despite my support for union workers, I do not accept campaign contributions from any labor unions. Local 26 also endorsed Mayor Denise Simmons, Vice Mayor Marc McGovern and Councillor Craig Kelley along with new candidates Alanna Mallon and Paul Toner.