June 13, 2013
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, the union represents 38,000 active members in New York City and an additional 26,000 retirees have endorsed Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James’ for Public Advocate. It joins a growing number of New Yorkers who are supporting James’ campaign for Public Advocate.
“Councilwoman Tish James has the backbone to stand up to the wealthy and the well connected and get results for working people,” said TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen. “As a councilwoman, Tish stood for working people and their right to be paid decent wages and she is an unwavering champion of social and economic justice. The men and women of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) are supporting Tish James for Public Advocate because we know she’ll bring the same passion for public service to the Public Advocate’s Office.”
“TWU members are on the front lines, making sure our city never stops running,” said Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James. “We saw this commitment to our city as they got the transportation infrastructure up and running after Hurricane Sandy, and we see it every day on our trains, on our buses, and in our communities. I’m running for Public Advocate to represent the working men and women without whom our city couldn’t function. As Public Advocate, I will continue fighting for everyday New Yorkers by standing up for good jobs, access to healthcare, affordable housing, quality education, and progress for all New Yorkers.”
The endorsement adds to the already growing list of New Yorkers who are supporting James in her campaign for Public Advocate. James has now been endorsed by many elected officials and labor unions. This includes SEIU 32BJ, CWA 1180, UAW, DC 1707, Local 802 (musicians), Local 831 (sanitation workers), Working Families Party (WFP), Brooklyn County Democratic Party, and Bronx County Democratic Party.