BOSTON – State Representative Steve Ultrino (D – Malden) was honored last month for his advocacy on the City Council and in the Legislature for working individuals and their families. The Greater Boston Labor Council recognized Representative Ultrino for his efforts with their annual Leadership Award.
“No one deserves to work full time and still live in poverty,” said Representative Ultrino during the award ceremony. “I’m proud to continue to fight for workers’ rights, to fight for working families, and to fight the problem of income inequality in our country.”
“Steve Ultrino is a fierce advocate for working families, and we were proud to honor him,” said Rich Rogers, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Boston Labor Council. The event was held on November 20th in Stoneham.
The recognition from the Greater Boston Labor Council comes at an important time. A key legislative committee reported favorably on one of Representative Ultrino’s priority bills, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 for big box retail and fast food restaurant employees. The bill has now moved on to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
The Greater Boston Labor Council is a federation of 161 unions, and serves as the regional arm of the AFL-CIO. Its work encompasses twenty-four communities in Greater Boston, including Malden.