NEW YORK, NY – Building on the momentum of his endorsement by 15 out of 15 in-district Democratic clubs, the United Auto Workers Region 9A (UAW) has announced its endorsement of Robert Jackson for State Senate, District #31. The District which stretches from Upper Manhattan down to Chelsea is now represented by IDC member Marisol Alcantara.
“Robert Jackson has been an unwavering advocate for working men and women, and we have no doubt which side he is on,” said Julie Kushner UAW Region 9A Director. “With the labor movement under attack nationwide, Robert Jackson is someone we can count to be there fighting side-by-side with us. A union organizer, he has proven himself to be an effective fighter to improve our schools, protect affordable housing and stand up to make sure all workers are treated fairly and afforded the rights they deserve. We are proud to endorse him today and are confident that he will be an effective representative for UAW members, and all New Yorkers.”
Jackson has previously been endorsed by IATSE Local One, Operating Engineers Local 891, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel, former Manhattan Borough Presidents Ruth Messinger and C. Virginia Fields,, Assembly members Deborah Glick, Inez E. Dickens, as well as many Democratic clubs.
“I am honored to have the support of UAW Region 9A,” said Robert Jackson. “UAW has been a strong advocate for workers’ rights and for civil rights and I’m excited to add them to our growing list of labor supporters. This is another sign of the momentum we are feeling as we build a large and diverse grassroots campaign that is moving this campaign forward. I look forward to campaigning side-by-side with them as we work to finally fully fund our public schools, protect affordable housing and build a real, progressive majority in the State Senate to make a difference for families today, and generations to come.”