Congressman Crowley Endorsed By New York City Unions
June 21, 2018
(Queens, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, was endorsed by leading union and labor organizations in New York City.
“We commend Congressman Joseph Crowley for his tireless efforts on behalf of working people, and we are proud to support his reelection campaign,” said Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the District Council of Carpenters. “Crowley’s commitment to enforcing worker protections and prevailing wage laws has truly advanced the rights of workers in areas of the Bronx and Queens while serving as an example for the rest of New York State.”
“Working people need strong advocates in Washington, D.C. We count on members of Congress like Joe Crowley to stand up and fight for our rights. In Congress, Joe has fought tirelessly for a $15 minimum wage, he introduced legislation to ensure workers rights are protected by banning non-compete agreements, and he worked to protect Obamacare and championed expanded health care for all. Joe knows that workers need to be treated with dignity, justice, and respect, which is why we are proud to endorse his candidacy,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
”The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA, Local 1000, AFSCME) representing over 300,000 members and retirees across New York state is proud to endorse Rep. Joe Crowley for the 14th congressional district. Congressman Crowley has been a long time champion of working men and women in his district, fighting to protect workers’ rights, and making sure everyone has a fair shot at the American dream. He has been a strong supporter of organized labor which fights every day to make sure working people are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. At this time when unions, including very much public sector unions, are under attack like never before, we need strong allies like Congressman Crowley in Washington D.C.,” said Danny Donohue, CSEA President.
“Joe Crowley has always stood with working men and women and we’re proud to stand with him today. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Region 9A knows that Joe will lead the fight for higher wages and investments in the American economy that will lift up working families. Our members are proud to endorse Congressman Crowley for re-election,” said “The International Longshoreman’s Association, AFL-CIO, strongly endorses Joe Crowley for re-election! He’s been a champion for working men and women and has always fought for our rights, wages, and benefits in Congress,” said Harold Daggett, President of the ILA.
Gerard Fitzgerald, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, “Congressman Crowley has always been a staunch ally for the men and women who don the uniform and help keep New Yorkers safe. The Uniformed Firefighters Association is proud to endorse Congressman Crowley and know he’ll continue to fight for all Americans in Congress.”
“The Uniformed Fire Officers Association is proud to endorse Joe Crowley in his re-election campaign. Joe has always championed for the men and women serving New York – fighting for our families and our communities. We’re proud to stand with him now,” said Jake Lemonda, President of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
“Joe Crowley has always stood with working men and women and we’re proud to stand with him today. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Region 9A knows that Joe will lead the fight for higher wages and investments in the American economy that will lift up working families. Our members are proud to endorse Congressman Crowley for re-election,” said UAW Region A9 Director Julie Kushner.
“Since being elected in 1999, Congressman Crowley has shown that he fundamentally understands the role that the arts, music, and musicians play in our cultural identity and economy,” said Tino Gagliardi, President, Local 802 AFM. “His love and commitment to music have been demonstrated both in his passion for performance and his strength as a legislator, pushing and advocating for legislation that better protects the intellectual property of those who create music for people across the world to listen to and enjoy. Our union looks forward to continuing to work closely with Joe, and I’m confident that he will continue to be a strong ally for musicians across this country.”
Congressman Crowley has long advocated and supported policies that benefit the men and women of labor. He recently introduced legislation to ban employers from forcing workers to sign restrictive non-compete agreements and lobbied the Obama administration to include federal contractors in efforts to raise the minimum wage. He is a strong proponent for increasing the national minimum wage to $15 and has championed efforts to raise the minimum wage since his first year in Congress.
Congressman Crowley has previously been endorsed by more than two dozen labor unions in New York City, including, 32BJ SEIU, NYS AFL-CIO, 1199SEIU, The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Communication Workers of America, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Mason Tenders District Council. Teamsters Joint Council, United Federation of Teachers, UFCW Local 1500, District Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 37, Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Enterprise Association Steamfitters
“Our economy and country are strongest when the men and women who work hardest to build our nation have the support and opportunities they deserve,” said Congressman Crowley. “Having grown up in neighborhoods where nearly every family had a dues-paying union member, I know the immense benefits these organizations bring to working men and women. I’m proud to stand arm-in-arm with my brothers and sisters in labor as we continue the fight for higher-paying jobs, increased benefits, and expanded protections for workers.”
New York’s 14th Congressional District includes portions of Queens and the Bronx.