It's not just the work of elected officials but also activists that keep the wheels of progress turning, and Lisa Lemieux does the work of both.

Lemieux is a labor organizer, President of the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council, and the Democratic State Committeewoman for our State Senate district. During the pandemic, Lemieux has been both professionally and voluntarily fighting for critical labor issues such as demanding a living wage and ensuring frontline workers can provide their services as safely as possible.

I was long overdue to have Lemieux on the program. We discussed labor issues on the local, state and national level, her thoughts on Boston Mayor Marty Walsh being tapped by the Biden Administration as our next Labor Secretary, and her work on the Democratic State Committee and the Democratic City Committee in New Bedford.

Since Lemieux has been floated as a candidate for the New Bedford City Council, I also asked her if she's considering a citywide run for office. Lemieux is an indefatigable advocate for working people of the SouthCoast and the Commonwealth, and we are grateful for her continued leadership. You can listen to the full conversation here:

Marcus Ferro is the host of The Marcus Ferro Show airing Saturdays on 1420 WBSM from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact him at The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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