FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2020
Contact: Hae-Lin Choi, CWA District 1 New York State Political Director
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CWA STANDS WITH SENATOR GIANARIS IN REELECTION BID
Union Backs NYS Senate Deputy Majority Leader
NEW YORK - Following a monumental 2019 legislative session that saw massive gains for working people throughout the state, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, announced their endorsement today for the reelection of NYS Senator Michael Gianaris, crediting him as a key component in helping shift the balance of power in Albany.
“Senator Gianaris has been a steadfast leader in the State Senate for nearly a decade,” said Dennis Trainor, Vice President, CWA District 1. “He’s never been afraid to stand up to powerful corporations, including advocating for and helping us pass the NY Call Center Jobs Act last year to protect call center jobs in New York. Standing with Senator Gianaris in his reelection campaign is an easy decision, and one that we’re proud to make!”
Senator Gianaris has been a longtime champion for legislation to protect workers, strengthen voting rights, enhance tenant protections, and more. Under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Gianaris, the NYS Senate made huge waves in 2019, passing a mountain of bills to grow worker power in New York. CWA, with 65,000 members across New York State, is now looking ahead to November to ensure that the current State Senate majority stays strong and committed to fighting for workers for years to come.
“As we fight back against federal attacks on organized labor, I am proud New York is on the front lines defending working people,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. “CWA is a leading voice of the progressive movement and I am honored to receive their endorsement. I will continue to stand with workers as we seek a more level playing field.”
The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 working men and women in telecommunications, customer service, healthcare, media, airlines, public service and manufacturing. District One represents 65,000 total members in New York State.