You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

AFL-CIO endorses Markey in US Senate race

The AFL-CIO of Massachusetts has endorsed Representative Edward J. Markey for US Senate, siding with the veteran Democrat despite concerns from some unions about his opposition to nuclear, gas and oil projects.

While the endorsement is not surprising since the AFL-CIO typically backs Democrats, Markey has had some difficulty courting trade unions that backed Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a former labor leader and onetime ironworker, in the Democratic Senate primary.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week