To the Editor,
I am pleased to be able to announce that Trustee Brian Pugh and I have received the endorsement of the Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body for re-election as Trustees in the November election.
The endorsements were announced this past week after interviews were conducted with prospective candidates. Over two thirds of the CLB had to support us for us to receive the endorsement.
The mission of the Central Labor Body is to: Implement the goals of the National and New York State AFL-CIO as well as the goals specific to our Westchester and Putnam affiliates and community partners; Strive to build a more unified union movement and to increase labor’s image and presence through organizing, political action, member education and community outreach; and Collaborate with partner organizations to foster social justice and human rights.
The Central Labor Body is comprised of over 20 affiliated unions and many more union locals:
American Federation Of State, County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of Teachers, American Postal Workers Union, Civil Service Employees Association / AFSCME Local # 1000, Communication Workers Of America, International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine &; Furniture Workers , International Association Of Fire Fighters, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International Union of Elevator Constructors, International Union of Operating Engineers, International Union of Police Associations,
International Association of Iron Workers, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Association Of Letter Carriers, New York State Nurses Association, Office of Professional Employees International Union, Service Employees International Union, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Transport Workers Union of America, United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, United Automobile Workers , United Food and Commercial Workers and the Utility Workers Union of America.
We are honored to have their support.