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Monday, November 6, 2006

Murray campaigns with union members in Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH

Last week Worcester mayor and lieutenant governor candidate Tim Murray refused to attend a fund raiser in town because he didn't want to cross a picket line of city workers in stalled contract negotiations with mayor Nancy Stevens.

Today union members showed their appreciation to Murray by supporting him during a bus and walking tour of the city.

Marlborough Police union president Patrick Hogan said the Murray campaign contacted them Sunday night to ask union members to attend, also noting that Stevens would not be there.

Congressman James McGovern, State Rep. Stephen LeDuc, Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis and former Marlborough mayor Michael McGorty were in attendance.

"[Murray] said I support labor and I support you guys," Hogan said. "I thanked him for not crossing the picket line and apologized for costing him money."

-- Megan Woolhouse

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