IBEW’s Antonellis honored by Jewish labor committee

A prominent Jewish-led labor group honored IBEW Local 103’s Lou Antonellis at its annual Labor Seder on Sun., April 7. The union’s business manager and financial secretary was recognized for his dedication “in diversifying the building trades and his pursuit of improving the wages and working conditions of electrical workers in New England.”

Antonellis exemplifies the new generation of labor leadership in the Boston area,” said Stuart Applebaum, president of the New England Jewish Labor Committee, which is just one part of a national nonprofit organization that brings Jewish community leaders, labor leaders, elected officials, and community activists together to promote social justice.

For the last 90 years, the Committee has encouraged collaboration between the trade union and the Jewish community.
This year’s Labor Seder was held at the Temple Israel in Boston.

“My heartfelt thanks to the Committee for this tremendous honor,” said Antonellis. “Our union is deeply committed to building the most inclusive workplaces that we can, where every person has the opportunity to build a family-sustaining career as a highly skilled electrician.”

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