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AUGUST 18, 2017 Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association Local 831 Endorses Joe Borelli for City Council

In a letter from President Harry Nespoli, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831, announced their endorsement of Joe Borelli in his re-election campaign for the New York City Council.

The Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831, represents more than 14,000 active and retired members of the New York City Department of Sanitation.

“I appreciate the support of President Nespoli and the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831!” said Borelli. “These are the hard-working men and women who keep our streets clean and clear year-round, and they truly deserve the title of New York’s Strongest!”

To view a copy of their support letter, please click here.

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AUGUST 15, 2017 NYC Detectives’ Endowment Association Endorses Joe Borelli for City Council

Today, the Detectives’ Endowment Association of New York City announced their endorsement of Joe Borelli in his campaign for re-election to the New York City Council. In the letter, which you can view here, DEA President Michael J. Palladino and Chairman Paul DiGiacomo expressed their union’s support for Joe in saying “Through the years, we’ve maintained a good working relationship. We trust that you will continue to be receptive to the needs and concerns of New York’s First Responders, and we are looking forward to working productively with you on issues that affect both the law enforcement and labor communities.”

The Detectives’ Endowment Association of New York City is the labor union 17,000 active and retired New York Police Department Detectives.

“I am beyond privileged to receive the support of President Palladino, Chairman DiGiacomo, and the Detectives’ Endowment Association in my re-election campaign for City Council,” said Borelli. “Though it may sometimes be controversial, I have always been a strong and vocal supporter of our law enforcement officers because of the work they do protecting the 8.1 million-plus residents of our great city.”

AUGUST 12, 2017 NYC Teamsters Joint Council 16 Endorses Joe Borelli for City Council

Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 New York workers from both the public and private sectors, including the New York City Department of Santation, the New York City Housing Authority, and freight drivers from America’s most iconic brands such as Coca-Cola, UPS, and Frito-Lay. 

Today, Teamsters Joint Council 16 announced its endorsements for the New York City Council. As one of New York City’s biggest unions, the Teamsters plan to mobilize members and resources in competitive races to elect progressive candidates who will fight for working families.

“Over the past four years, New York City has taken major steps to protect workers and advance our progressive ideals, but there is still much work to be done,” said George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16. “These are the candidates who will keep up the fight for working families. The Teamsters plan to put boots on the ground in the most competitive districts to get these candidates elected.”

The union endorsed candidates in five open seats, including Carlina Rivera in District 2, Diana Ayala in District 8, Marjorie Velazquez in District 13, Francisco Moya in District 21, and Justin Brannan in District 43.

The Teamsters also endorsed Marvin Holland in District 9, Hettie Powell in District 28, and Joe Borelli in District 51.

The union has an active political and public policy program. Legislative and policy accomplishments in the current City Council and Mayoral term include the creation of a commercial waste zone policy, land use changes to support manufacturing, labor peace at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, protection of the horse carriage industry, infrastructure funding at Hunts Point Market, pay equity for school safety agents, and the creation of truck routes for 50 foot trucks.

Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 workers in the greater New York area, in transportation, warehousing, public sector, deliveries, school buses, airlines, construction, parking, and many other industries.

For a full list of candidates being endorsed, please visit their website.

AUGUST 11, 2017 NYC Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association Endorses Joe Borelli for City Council

NYC Correction Officers' Benevolent AssociationThe Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, New York City’s second-largest law enforcement union with over 20,000 active and retired members, is announcing today the union’s endorsement of twenty-three candidates for City Council in the upcoming Primary Election on September 12th.

With over 20,000 active and retired Correction Officers, COBA has proven itself as one of the most politically influential unions in New York helping to elect Michael Bloomberg Mayor in 2001, George Pataki for Governor in 1995 and becoming the first union outside of Illinois to endorse Barack Obama for President of the United States in 2007.

COBA President Elias Husamudeen said, “On behalf of the men and women who patrol New York City’s toughest precincts, the city’s jails, we are very proud to endorse these dedicated men and women from across each of the five Boroughs of New York for City Council. Whether they have served on the Council before or have represented New Yorkers in Albany, or have never even previously served in elected office, they each have earned our respect and support. We trust them to keep the interests of New York City Correction Officers and their families at the forefront of their policymaking over the next four years. Over 60% of our members, both active and retired, live in this city. We raise our children here, we take care of our parents here and we are a vital part of the communities in which we live. Now more than ever, we need leaders on the City Council who understand our contributions to this city and our significant role in maintaining public safety and who will never let us down. We will do all that we can to help these candidates achieve victory on September 12th.”

For a full list of candidates being endorsed, please visit: www.bit.ly/2wQlcgR

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