Union joins growing momentum behind James’ AG run
NEW YORK -- Just days after Public Advocate Tish James’ announcement for Attorney General, another major union has endorsed her candidacy. TWU Local 100, which represents over 40,000 public transportation workers in New York City, has announced their support of Public Advocate Tish James for Attorney General for the State of New York.
“I’m humbled by the support of TWU 100. The men and women of labor helped build this country and I am proud to stand with them. As Attorney General, I will fight to safeguard the rights of working people and apply my experience, capabilities, and passion to help New Yorkers in every part of our state,” said Public Advocate Tish James .
“Our members know that Tish James has always been a fearless advocate for our rights. She has stood with us at every turn and we are confident she will continue to stand with us as our next Attorney General. We are proud to endorse Tish James, a true champion for working people, and we look forward to electing her as our New York State Attorney General,” said Tony Utano, President, TWU Local 100.
This endorsement comes on the heels of significant support from New York State elected officials and other major labor unions. Tish James was endorsed by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle (representing parts of Rochester and Monroe County), Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper (representing parts of Nassau County), and Mount Vernon City Council President Lisa Copeland and three powerful labor unions representing tens of thousands of New York working families: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) (representing 45,000 workers in New York State, and 100,000 workers nationwide); New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) (representing 42,000 workers in New York State); and CWA Local 1180 (representing 8,600 workers in New York State and an additional 6,200 retirees).