The Committee on Political Education (COPE) endorses candidates who support the efforts of the BTU. Currently COPE has endorsed the following candidates for Boston City Council: District 1: Lydia Edwards; District 3: Frank Baker; District 5: Timothy McCarthy; District 6: Matt O’Malley; District 7: Jose Lopez; and District 9: Mark Ciommo. For City Councillor At-Large the BTU endorsed Annissa Essaibi-George, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu.
The BTU has endorsed Paul Feeney in his district of Bristol and Norfolk. He won his primary election so he will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, October 17, 2017 election.