March 14, 2013
Around Town By Neal Tepel
New York – Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed City Council Member Letitia James for Public Advocate in a crucial Democratic primary race.
“For years,Tish James has demonstrated a deep commitment to the working people of our city,” said Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU.
“She has worked hard to help improve the lives not only of our 70,000 members in New York City but for all working families in New York. In addition, she has strongly supported initiatives to improve our transportation and educational systems through her committee work."
The endorsement comes days after 32BJ, the largest property service union in the country, endorsed State Sen. Jose Peralta for Queens Borough President, State Sen. Eric Adams for Brooklyn Borough President and backed candidates in 44 City Council races.
"All of the candidates we have endorsed have repeatedly stood up for working families in New York," Figueroa said. "We are certain they will continue to do so after these very important elections."