NEW YORK— 32BJ SEIU members announced today that they have endorsed Francisco Moya for City Council representing District 21 in Queens because of his long history of standing up for immigrants, union members and working New Yorkers. Union members are focused on electing progressive candidates in New York City this year to fight back against the anti-worker and anti-immigrant policies of the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress.
Moya currently serves in the New York State Assembly representing the 39th District. He has stood with airport workers, including supporting the Safe Transportation Jobs and Fair Employment Rules Act, which would ensure fair family-sustaining pay for private or and/or subcontracted airport workers who are a vital part of keeping our airports safe and running smoothly. Most recently Moya stood with airport workers at LaGuardia as they rallied last week to demand fair treatment from airline contractor PrimeFlight. Moya has also supported 32BJ members in their fight for fair contracts, he engaged in civil disobedience with fast food workers in the Fight for $15 and he has stood up for immigrant rights and against hate crimes in his community. He is a champion for immigrants in Albany, leading the fight to pass the DREAM Act and other vital legislation.
“Our members endorsed Francisco because of his history of standing up for his community in Queens, for immigrants and for all working New Yorkers during his tenure in the Assembly,” said 32BJ President Hector Figueroa. “We know that he will be a voice for working people on the City Council and help keep our city a safe and welcoming home for working people and immigrants. Now more than ever, we need local government to stand up for those who are vulnerable and stand against the divisive rhetoric and anti-worker policies coming out of Washington.”
With 163,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., including 80,000 in New York City, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.