A Message from RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum

February 6, 2013

Recently, the 45,000 member Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced our support of Chris Quinn. Let me tell you why.

The biggest challenges our city faces are preserving a vibrant middle class and providing good opportunities and path forward for those who are less fortunate.  Chris Quinn’s progressive record of results and leadership shows that she is best prepared to address these challenges and that’s why we are endorsing her.

Throughout her career, Chris Quinn has consistently fought to make life better for all New Yorkers, including low-wage workers, immigrants, people of color, the undocumented, the homeless, and the unemployed.

She has made city government more responsive and attuned to working families and will continue to fight hard to reduce income inequality and slow the alarming growth of the working poor.  She has proven she knows how to use the levers of government to get it done.

Chris Quinn will be a transformative leader who will make our city a stronger and better place for all of its residents. 

-Stuart Appelbaum

President, RWDSU