July 31, 2014
By Stephanie West
Brooklyn, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO, which represents 2.5 million union members, retirees and their families, announced the early endorsement of Pete Sikora for State Assembly (Brooklyn – AD 52).
Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO, said, "For many candidates, you never truly know if they will stand up on the issues important to our members until after they are in office, but with Pete Sikora there is no mystery. As a union activist, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of working men and women in Brooklyn and throughout the state, and will continue that record of progressive leadership in Albany. We look forward to working with Pete as a Member of the Assembly to ensure that our state invests in infrastructure, strengthens public services, and helps lift low wage workers out of poverty."
With the endorsement now in place, the Labor Movement will coordinate a multi-union grassroots effort to educate union members and ask for their vote for Pete Sikora on Primary Day and in the General Election. The New York State AFL-CIO represents approximately 8,500 voters in the 52nd Assembly District.