32BJ SEIU STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY WINS

Carolina González, (929) 287-4263, cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org

32BJ SEIU STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY WINS

Eric Adams and Dozens of 32BJ-Endorsed Candidates Win Big in Democratic Primaries
In addition to the win for Mayor, union-endorsed candidates won 36 City Council seats — a strong majority

 

New York – 32BJ members members of SEIU 32BJ congratulated Eric Adams on his win for Mayor after their strong support for him on the ground, after the city’s Board of Elections released results on Tuesday night for the final vote count and ranked choice calculations for June 22’s Democratic primaries.

“Our 32BJ members are thrilled that we are one step closer to having Eric Adams head to City Hall in 2022 to represent essential workers like them, and all working New Yorkers, in this pivotal moment for our city,” said SEIU 32BJ President Kyle Bragg. “Our members voted and worked hard to get out the vote for Adams because they know him — he has stood with them in contract fights, in the fights for fair pay and benefits for airport workers, fast food workers, and security officers. And they know he will stand with us for a worker-led recovery for our city, and to keep all New Yorkers safe while ensuring real police accountability.”

In addition to the win for Adams, 36 City Council candidates endorsed by the union won their races, as did Mark Levine for Manhattan Borough President, and Alvin Bragg for Manhattan District Attorney — a historic win, as he would be the first African American to ever hold the post. Members also congratulated Vanessa Gibson for Bronx Borough President and Donovan Richards for Queens Borough President on their likely wins.

Together, the 36 winning candidates endorsed by 32BJ members make up a strong pro-worker majority in the City Council if elected in November.
“Our members are excited to know that their hard work has brought us this historic win — helping elect a majority of City Council members who have committed to put workers first and to work on a recovery that is safe for all New Yorkers,” said Kyle Bragg. “We look forward to work with the new Council and other incoming elected officials in this pivotal moment for our city.”

The 32BJ-endorsed winners in their primaries are listed below.

MANHATTAN
District Attorney – Alvin Bragg
Borough President – Mark Levine

City Council
District 2 Carlina Rivera
District 3 Erik Bottcher
District 4 Keith Powers
District 5 Julie Menin
District 6 Gale Brewer
District 7 Shaun Abreu
District 10 Carmen de la Rosa

BRONX
Borough President — Vanessa Gibson

City Council
District 8 Diana Ayala
District 11 Eric Dinowitz
District 12 Kevin Riley
District 13 Marjorie Velazquez
District 14 Pierina Sanchez
District 15 Oswald Feliz
District 16 Althea Stevens
District 17 Rafael Salamanca
District 18 Amanda Farias

QUEENS
Borough President — Donovan Richards

City Council
District 20 Sandra Ung
District 21 Francisco Moya
District 22 Tiffany Cabán
District 24 James Gennaro
District 25 Shekar Krishnan
District 27 Nantasha Williams
District 28 Adrienne Adams
District 29 Lynn Schulman
District 31 Selvena Brooks-Powers
District 32 Felicia Singh

BROOKLYN & STATEN ISLAND
District 33 Lincoln Restler
District 34 Jennifer Gutiérrez
District 35 Crystal Hudson
District 37 Sandy Nurse
District 38 Alexa Avilés
District 42 Charles Barron
District 43 Justin Brannan
District 45 Farah Louis
District 46 Mercedes Narcisse
District 47 Ari Kagan

In the past month, over 6500 32BJ volunteers have been mobilized. 32BJ has knocked on 20,000 doors, and members have distributed nearly 100,000 pieces of literature in targeted electoral districts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens, and had over 400 member volunteers make direct phone calls to 80,000 fellow union members in democratic households.

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With 175,000 members in 11 states, including 85,000 in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country

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