Monday, July 8, 2013


Sheet Metal Workers Local Latest to Back Surging Public Advocate Candidate 

   Cathy Guerriero, candidate for New York City Public Advocate announced that she has the endorsement of Local 137 of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, AFL-CIO.  

Guerriero now has 33 unions and locals backing her candidacy.

“I am extremely proud to receive the endorsement from the hard-working pros at Local 137,” said Guerriero.  “There is a common theme regarding this endorsement and all the other labor endorsements I have received.  These groups represent New York City’s middle class, and that’s what my candidacy is all about: standing up and fighting for those who work to build and rebuild our city, and who form its economic foundation.  I’m running for Public Advocate so these voices can be lifted up and heard in the halls of power, for they must be part of any conversation dealing with the present and future of our great city.”

Paul Collins, Jr., President of Local 137, said, “We endorse Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate because she is the best candidate for this important position. Cathy impressed us with her knowledge of the issues we face on a daily basis.  Her passion, intelligence and focus on the challenges facing the middle class comes from being raised in a union household, as she knows well the security that good-paying union jobs provide.”

Dante Dano, Jr., New York Business Representative of Local 137, said, “We need elected officials who understand the value-added that the union movement brings as our city continues to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, for we’re all in this together.  Cathy certainly understands this, and that is one of the many reason why Local 137 supports her candidacy.”

Local 137 is part of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, which represents 150,000 skilled craft persons throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.  Sheet Metal workers perform architectural sheet metal work, fabrication, installation, service of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, shipbuilding, rail work and more.

Guerriero comes from a union family of teachers, police officers and firefighters.  Both of her parents were public school teachers, and for 35 years her father worked two jobs: teacher by day and at night he worked as a longshoremen’s security guard for the Port Authority, helping to provide for Cathy and her five siblings.   

In addition to this latest endorsement, Cathy Guerriero also has the support of the International Longshoremen’s Association Locals 920, 1814, 824, ILA United Marine Division Local 333 AFL-CIO, Communication Workers of American Locals 1102 and 1106, Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 726 and 1179, Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12, Cement Masons Union Local 780, Cement and Concrete Workers District Council of New York City, Laborers Local 6A, 18A and 20, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local Lodge 5, Ironworkers Locals 40 and 197 NYC, NYC Captains Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Sergeants Benevolent Association, Detectives Endowment Association, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Benevolent Association, Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association, Superior Officers Benevolent Association, Assistant Deputy Wardens/Deputy Wardens Association, Correction Captains Association, Detectives Investigator’s Association, Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, Port Authority Detectives Endowment Association, Port Authority Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Port Authority Sergeants Benevolent Association, Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association, and the NYS Fraternal Order of Police.

For a complete listing of Cathy Guerriero’s many endorsements and more information on her candidacy for NYC Public Advocate, go to

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