This week the Committee to Re-Elect Nick Collins announced the endorsements of sitting U.S. Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and a long list of Labor unions.  In endorsing Rep. Collins, Congressman Lynch had this to say:

“Nick Collins has become a forceful and respected leader at the State House while he has remained a loyal and constant champion here in our neighborhood. I am proud to call him my friend and happy to endorse his reelection.”

Along with the endorsement by Lynch, the Collins campaign has also released a list of two dozen labor unions from the ranks of the building trades, nurses, utility and telecom workers, hospitality workers, transportation and public employees.

Massachusetts & Northern N.E. Laborer’s District Council, Ironworkers Local 7, Sprinklerfitters Local 550, Sheetmetal Workers Union Local 17, Pipefitters Local 537, Bricklayers Local 1, Asbestos Workers Local 6, Plumbers Local 12, Carpenters Local 33, Roofers Local 33, IBEW Local 103, IBEW Local 2222, UWUA 369, Teamsters Union No. 25, NAGE/SEIU, SEIU 1199, Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, MBTA Inspector’s Union Local 600, AFSCME Local 419, Boston Taxi Driver’s Association (BTDA), USW District 4, Mass. Nurses Association (MNA), Mass. Corrections Officers Federated Union (MCOFU), IATSE Local 11, and Unite Here Local 26.

Over the past several weeks, Collins has complied a long list of endorsements including City Councilors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu, District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker and City Council President Bill Linehan.

Collins commented on the endorsements stating that, “the endorsements and support I have received from Congressman Lynch, Organized Labor and my colleagues on the Boston City Council have been overwhelming. When I set out on an agenda this last legislative session, it was an agenda to support working families, to grow opportunities, and to protect our most vulnerable citizens. These are the values of Congressman Lynch, they are the values of Organized Labor and they are Boston’s values. They are also my values. I am honored to have the support I have received this year for re-election and I am looking forward to taking the fight to preserve those values back to Beacon Hill next legislative session.”