New York, NY – 32BJ SEIU, the union representing 175,000 property service workers up and down the east coast, today celebrated Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President.
The following statement is attributable to 32BJ SEIU President Kyle Bragg:
“Senator Kamala Harris will make an exceptional Vice President. Senator Harris has been a champion for all service workers, has fought to hold corporations accountable, advocated for a $15 minimum wage, and supported a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans. As frontline essential workers keep this country going during COVID, Senator Harris has been fighting to get them the hazard pay and PPE they need.
Senator Harris has the ability to unite working people—regardless of where we live, what we look like, or how much money we have—around the simple goals we all share. Her empathy, dignity and intellect stand in stark contrast to a presidency defined by ignorance and hatred. To a union representing majority Black and immigrant workers, the selection of Kamala Harris shows that America is one step closer to fulfilling its long-delayed promise of equality.”
With over 175,000 members in 11 states, 32BJ SEIU is the nation’s largest property service workers union.