CEO, Legal Sea Foods
"I am proud that Legal Sea Foods is committed to providing high-quality ESOL training for our employees. To remain competitive, businesses in the hospitality and food service need to whole-heartedly invest in English language programs to tap the talents and skills of its employees. At Legal Sea Foods, we've seen this succeed time and again."
Executive Director, Association of Haitian Women
"Immigrant families come here to embrace Massachusetts as a new home representing new hope and opportunities. With integration into the tapestry of our Commonwealth, immigrant communities enrich our civic, cultural, and economic life."
Executive Vice-President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
"1199SEIU has led the way in partnering with hospitals and nursing homes to provide English classes and other education and training opportunities for the Commonwealth's health care workforce. We support the English Works campaign because it is in line with our mission to improve and expand quality patient care, to protect and improve the lives of our members and our families."
Paul S. Grogan
President and CEO, The Boston Foundation
"In our 21st century knowledge-based economy, English language mastery is a critical skill. To thrive, the region needs to see our diverse, immigrant-rich population as a prime asset—and that means investing in programs like English Works."
President, Mass. AFL-CIO
"This campaign, is not only crucial for our Commonwealth’s economy, it will help make sure immigrants are fully aware of their rights on the job. That is why the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is fully supportive of the English Works Initiative."
International VP of UNITE HERE! New England Joint Board
"The New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE! represents over 10,000 workers, including thousands of Massachusetts immigrant families. We are proud of our English language programs run in partnership with Massachusetts employers. We urge all industries and businesses to invest in the skills and talents of immigrant workers by committing to these programs."
President, Service Employees International Union Local 615
"An investment in English programs for workers is an investment in our families, our communities, and our futures."