June 9, 2014
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) representing more than 600,000 members from 1,200 union locals announced their support for Adriano Espaillat in Manhaattan New York's 13th Congressional District Primary. Other labor endorsements for Espaillat include CWA District 1, RWDSU, DC 9, UFT and HTC.
“Adriano Espaillat understands the needs of students, educators and his community. He will be a clear voice for sound education policies and for investing in vital public services so all members of the 13th District have quality schools, good health care and opportunities to lead better lives,” said New York State United Teachers President Karen E. Magee. “We worked closely with Adriano on many important issues in Albany, and look forward to continuing that productive collaboration during the campaign, and in Congress.”
“I am thrilled to have the support of NYSUT and its 600,000 members – it’s incredible,”Adriano Espaillat said. “Teachers are the key to our City’s future. Our children, our communities and our City can truly thrive through their hard work. In Congress, I will fight to give every resource to our teachers – giving our children every opportunity to excel and our City the brightest future it can imagine. I am honored to have NYSUT’s support and together I know we can bring change and Opportunity for All to the District.”