“They have to be aware that the people who work for them are not just statistics, but we are people. The union has allowed us to show that and use our voices.”

~ Michael Greene, 32BJ Member, New York

32BJ Members Interview City Council Candidates in NYC

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Last week over 50 member leaders from Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan joined together to prep for City Council screenings this month. Together, they outlined questions that are vital to their communities. These questions will form the basis for 32BJ’s screening process with progressive politicians interested in our endorsement in the City Council race.

After much discussion, they decided that community concerns such as public transportation, affordable housing, good public schools will be part of the screenings. Members also outlined the need for local elected officials to fight for immigrant rights and women’s rights.

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Now, more than ever, we need to elect officials who will fight for good union jobs and respect. On Thursday March 16th, City Council candidates will come to be interviewed by this group. This is the first step in communicating with progressive officials in our communities that we will hold them accountable to deliver for working families and our neighbors.

“It is great to get together with other union members from my neighborhood to talk about the things we want to see in our communities. And then meet the politicians who want to represent us and ask them where they stand on our priorities. I seriously encourage everyone to get involved in the union’s political program” says Eunice Mercedes, a 32BJ member from Parkchester in the Bronx.

Contact your union rep If you want to get involved in our political program.

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