Nation’s Largest Property Services, Healthcare and Education Workers Unions Endorse Brooke Lierman for Maryland Comptroller

Julie Karant: 646-584-9001, jkarant@seiu32bj.org

Nation’s Largest Property Services, Healthcare and Education Workers Unions Endorse Brooke Lierman for Maryland Comptroller

Baltimore, MD – SEIU Local 500, 32BJ SEIU and 1199SEIU announced their endorsement of Brooke Lierman for Maryland Comptroller today on behalf of over 40,000 education support staff, property services and healthcare workers in Maryland.

“As a public school mom, Brooke knows firsthand how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted students and the educators who serve them, many of whom are members of SEIU Local 500. She will take this experience as she advocates for all Marylanders as comptroller,” said Pia Morrison, President of SEIU Local 500, the largest and fastest growing public sector union in Maryland. “Brooke is an effective leader who gets big things done. From supporting the The Time to Care Act to advocating for bonuses for hardworking support staff professionals in our K12 public education system, Brooke has a strong history of standing with our members as well as all of Maryland’s working families. SEIU Local 500 is proud to stand with Brooke to be Maryland’s next comptroller.”continued Morrison.

“Brooke Lierman has been a strong supporter of Maryland’s health care workers during her time in the General Assembly, and we know she will continue to advocate for progressive policies as the next Maryland comptroller,” said Lisa Brown, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the Baltimore region and nationally. “Delegate Lierman understands the challenges facing working Marylanders, and as comptroller we know she will make decisions that help workers thrive. The members of 1199SEIU are proud to stand with Brooke Lierman to be our next comptroller.”

“Working class families have been able to rely on Lierman to champion efforts to improve their lives in the House of Delegates,” said Jaime Contreras, Executive Vice President of 32BJ SEIU, the nation’s largest property services workers union. “We are confident that she will continue her passionate work by ensuring public contracts serve the best public interest.”

As the fastest growing education and non-profit union in the Mid-Atlantic, SEIU Local 500 represents over 20,000 members who work in colleges, universities, public schools, nonprofits, early childhood education, and much more across Maryland and Washington, D.C.

With over 450,000 caregivers, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. The 1199SEIU Maryland/DC Division represents over 10,000 members who work in major academic medical centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based organizations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

With more than 175,000 members in 12 states, including over 10,000 in Maryland among 21,000 in the D.C. area, 32BJ SEIU is the nation’s largest property service workers union.

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