RANDY ABREU, CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL, RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF 1199 SEIU
1199SEIU healthcare workers, this week, endorsed Randy Abreu, candidate for the 14th City Council district. The progressive candidate in this race believes strongly in the power of labor as an essential part of New York City's economic growth and sustainability.
"1199SEIU is proud to offer its endorsement to New York City Council Candidate Randy Abreu. I have no doubt that he will be a champion for all workers, including our members, and represent their concerns including healthcare, affordable housing, and economic justice," said Helen Schaub, New York State Policy and Legislative Director for 1199SEIU.
"Twenty years ago, my mother got a job as an 1199SEIU member, giving her the stability she needed to raise her three children," said Abreu, "I am humbled to receive the endorsement from the union that gave my mother job security, and opportunity; 1199 takes care of its members and their families, and I am proud to receive their endorsement."
1199SEIU represents over 220,000 nurses and healthcare workers in New York City, and over 400,000 total members along the East Coast, in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, pharmacies and home care programs.
Randy Abreu is the progressive Democrat running in the 14th City Council district. Raised in the Bronx, Abreu, an attorney, wants to give back to the community that raised him. Having previously worked for the United States Congress and in the administration of former President Obama, he has the knowledge and experience necessary to represent the Bronx at City Hall.
For more information on Randy Abreu for City Council, visit AbreuForNYC.com