United Automobile Workers (UAW) Region 9A CAP Council announced today it is endorsing Alessandra Biaggi in the primary for State Senate in District 34.
“UAW Region 9A CAP Council is honored to endorse Alessandra Biaggi. We are confident that Alessandra will champion and support our members’ issues in State Senate District 34 and make a positive contribution around the entire State of New York,” said UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman. “Alessandra is a relentless fighter with lots of energy and stands for the many principals we represent in the UAW: affordable health care, fair wages, a voice at the workplace, and social justice. We are excited to support a candidate with all these qualities who will help improve the quality of life for working people.”
Alessandra Biaggi said, “I am honored to be endorsed by UAW Region 9A, a union with a long history of leading the fight on behalf of working people and for progressive issues. At a time when unions and the right to organize are under attack, which is also an attack on the standard of living of hard working Americans, it’s more important than ever to stand with unions like the UAW. In the State Senate, I will be an ally and an advocate for living wages, better benefits, access to health care and strong protection from sexual harassment and discrimination.”
UAW Region 9A represents 50,000 active and retired members throughout New England, eastern New York State (including NYC and Long Island), and Puerto Rico. Region 9A is a diverse region representing a variety of workers, including childcare providers, graduate employees and human service workers.
Biaggi has already been endorsed by 32BJ SEIU, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and dozens of progressive organizations.