Vice President Kamala Harris travels to Boston, highlights work-based training programs

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By Colette Lauture


Vice President Kamala Harris was in Boston on Thursday to call attention to the administration’s efforts to support United States workers. She held talks with members of Registered Apprenticeship programs, which are work-based training programs approved by the U.S. Department of Labor or a state agency.


Harris’ trip comes just before National Apprenticeship week, which starts Monday, Nov. 13.


She talked about apprenticeship programs and union jobs at Pipefitters Local 537, discussing strengthening the American workforce “so we can take care of the people of our country and working people.” 


The Biden-Harris administration pledged to support workers and create good union jobs. 


The vice president spoke for about an hour, answering a few friendly questions from the crowd. She then closed out with an urge for them to protect a fragile democracy. 


“Our democracy is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it,” she said.


The last time Harris was in Boston was over the summer, when she spoke at the NAACP National     convention.