UAW Members Endorse Christine Quinn for Mayor
The 50,000 member International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor today, citing her commitment to protecting worker’s rights and her plans to grow New York City’s workforce.
“Speaker Quinn has been a clear voice in the fight to expand employee’s rights in New York City. She has brought thousands of jobs directly into New York City, passed the living wage and paid sick leave laws, and supported the unionization of graduate student employees at NYU. Her strong track record of fighting for the New York City workforce makes her a true friend of the UAW. I know that as mayor, Christine Quinn will work to strengthen all of New York City, which is incredibly important to the lives of the city’s working men and women. I have no doubt that she is the right choice for the UAW’s thousands of members in New York City,” said UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner.
“Christine Quinn has been a steadfast advocate for New York City’s workforce,” said Daniel McDonald, President, UAW Local 7902. “She works day in and day out to ensure that more jobs are added to the city’s economy, and that all workers are treated fairly and afforded the rights they deserve. I feel confident that as mayor, her work will benefit the UAW’s members and all New Yorkers.”
“I am thrilled to have the support of UAW. As a woman who grew up in a union family, it is a real honor to know that I have UAW by my side. UAW has long been an incredible advocate for both workers rights, and for civil rights. I am looking forward to collaborating with UAW as mayor to both expand and strengthen our workforce, and to make sure that all New York City workers are treated fairly,” said Christine Quinn.
UAW Region 9A represents workers in all industry sectors. The union has fought for worker’s rights and benefits, civil rights and social justice since its founding in 1935.