Sens. Warren, Markey to rally for lighting workers
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Top Democratic elected officials and union representatives were planning to rally in Fall River to support Philips Lighting workers.
U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy are among those planning to attend the Saturday morning rally.
The event is planned to support the 160 workers who organizers say will lose their jobs when Philips Lighting closes their Fall River facility and moves production to Mexico and Canada.
The elected officials are calling on the company to reconsider their decision.
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman, and IBEW International Vice President Mike Monahan are also planning to attend Saturday’s rally.