WATERTOWN – Members of SEIU Local 509, the Massachusetts Human Service Workers Union, are proud to announce that State Representative Pat Haddad (D-Somerset) has been recognized as their 2011 Legislator of the Year.
The annual award is presented to a legislator who goes above and beyond in advocating for the welfare of human service workers and the many individuals that they care for across the state. Human service workers look after many of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens, and often provide those individuals with the ability to live an independent and safe life in their communities.
“With over ten years at the State house standing with us and the individuals that we serve, it was an easy decision choosing to recognize Representative Haddad this year,” said SEIU Local 509 President Susan Tousignant, a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.
Representative Haddad was presented the award at the union’s annual meeting on Saturday, October 29th.
SEIU Local 509 is a labor union representing about 13,000 public and private sector human service workers across Massachusetts.