Retial, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), whose membership includes 45,000 members in New York, announced the union’s slate of endorsements in New York City. In addition to making endorsements in key open-seat City Council races for Carlina Rivera (CD-2), Keith Powers (CD-4), Diana Ayala (CD-8) and Justin Brannan (CD-43), the RWDSU has also made endorsements for incumbents including, citywide candidates Comptroller Stringer and Public Advocate James, in four Borough President races, and in 36 City Council races.
“At a time when Washington is failing us we must work to ensure our local elected officials rise up and represent our values. I am proud to announce the endorsement of four critical new faces running for seats in the New York City Council today and to put the strength of the RWDSU behind them and many incumbents that will fight to ensure that workers are heard in government,”said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU). “Carlina, Keith, Diana and Justin know what hard working families need in New York City to live and work here and I know they will write and support legislation that helps not just union members but all workers across our city. The RWDSU is ready to get to work on these campaigns and in support of the many elected officials running for re-election that we are endorsing today.”
The RWDSU endorsed Mayor de Blasio for re-election in the fall of 2016.
City- & Borough-wide Seats
Ruben Diaz Jr.
Council Open Seats*
Jimmy Van Bramer
I. Daneek Miller
*Note: The RWDSU may make additional endorsements in seats not listed here later in the summer.