District Council 37, City's Largest Public Employee Union, Endorses Five Candidates For June 26 Primary
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- District Council 37, the city's largest public employee union with 121,000 members and 50,000 retirees, voted overwhelmingly to endorse the following pro-union candidates in the upcoming June 26 primary election: Congress members Yvette Clarke (9th C.D.), Charles Rangel (13th C.D.), Nydia Velazquez (7th C.D.), Assembly member Rory Lancman, who is running in the 6th C.D. and City Council member Charles Barron, who is running in the 8th C.D.
The vote by the DC 37 Delegates, on Tuesday, May 22, follows the recommendation of the DC 37 Screening Committee and an overwhelming vote by the DC 37 Executive Board.
"We have endorsed these candidates because of their record of standing by this union in our fight to protect the jobs, wages and benefits of our members and our retirees," said DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts. "Over the past year, city workers and their unions have had to fight major battles to protect rights that we fought hard to win as well as to preserve the vital safety-net services we provide to an ever-growing clientele. While we have always been aware of the power of our vote, in these times we are paying close attention to the need to support those who support us.
"With DC 37's endorsement comes a pledge to work diligently on these candidates' behalf and to deploy a powerful, sophisticated and effective field operation in order to get out the vote," Roberts added. "We have a proven track record of successfully supporting those candidates we have chosen to endorse."
DC 37 is NYC's largest public employee union with 121,000 members and 50,000 retirees.
Zita Allen, Communications Director
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