MassGOP Calls On Coakley To Turn Over Teamsters’ $15,000 To Women’s Charities

BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley called the Teamsters Local 25 actions “inappropriate”, but refused to return the $15,000 she took from the union that harassed women and hurled homophobic slurs at workers recently. To help Martha Coakley who recently formed a “Women’s Leadership Council” to fight against the “harassment or intimidation” of women, the MassGOP is offering some suggested charities to donate the money received by Teamsters Local 25 to: 

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 

DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended)

New Hope

“Teamsters Local 25′s actions of harassing women and using homophobic slurs is disgraceful and just plain wrong,” said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman. “As a woman, I sincerely hope Martha Coakley will give the money she received from this group which displayed despicable behavior towards woman to a charitiy committed to ending domestic violence.”



Coakley refused to return the Teamsters Local 25′s $15,000 contributed to her campaign. “Coakley’s spokeswoman did not reply when asked if she’d return the money, and according to the Local 25 website, members were doing a phone bank for her campaign last night.” (Gayle Fee, “Pols backed by Teamsters Local 25 decry ‘Top Chef’ slurs,” The Boston Herald, 8/22/2014)
Teamsters Local 25 harassed a female TV host and hurled homophobic slurs at workers in Milton recently. “The picketers lobbed sexist, racist and homophobic slurs at the rest of the cast and crew for most of the day, the website reported, and when production wrapped, the ‘Top Chef’ crew found that tires were slashed on 14 of their cars. Milton police confirmed that the union members were ‘threatening, heckling and harassing’ but said no arrests were made.” (Gayle Fee, “Padma Lakshmi and ‘Top Chef’ crew find Local flavor bitter,” The Boston Herald, 8/21/14)


Martha Coakley took $15,000 from Teamsters Local 25 on January 30, 2014. (Source: OCPF)