Boston, MA The Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District (MetroBTC) has tapped Chrissy Lynch, former political director at the Mass. AFL-CIO, as its new director of operations. Lynch will bring a campaign approach to the work of the MetroBTC by implementing programs used to grow, track and sophisticate member activism and engagement. She will also represent MetroBTC on various coalitions to leverage synergies between groups with shared values and continue her career as an advocate for working people.
Lynch previously worked for the 300,000-member Massachusetts AFL-CIO for more than 10 years, including five as its political director. There, she managed the organization’s endorsement process, promoted political campaigns that share the labor movement’s goals and lobbied on legislative issues that sought to raise standards for all workers - union and non-union. She also represented the AFL-CIO on coalitions, including as a founding member of Raise Up Massachusetts. Which advocated for the highest state minimum wage, the strongest state sick time standard, and is currently fighting for further bold progressive reforms such as the Fair Share Amendment and Paid Family Medical Leave. Prior to her time at the AFL-CIO she worked on electoral campaigns with organized labor in Massachusetts and California.
“Chrissy has a proven track record designing and managing grassroots programs to engage members and build activism, which can be the difference maker in elections and in campaigns for community standards,” said Brian Doherty, general agent of MetroBTC. “We take pride in having the safest, most highly-trained, most fairly-compensated and most inclusive construction workforce in our region, and we are proud to have Chrissy join our leadership team.”
“Throughout my career I have enjoyed working with building trades unions to advocate for high-road jobs in construction, and I’m honored to have this opportunity to dig deeper,” Lynch said in a statement. “We are making historic strides every year fighting for standards in the construction industry and increasing the diversity of our workforce so that more people have access to the prosperity of our region’s building boom. I’m excited to help accelerate that important work.