Workers United Local Announces Support for Christine Quinn for Mayor

The Laundry, Distribution and Food Services Joint Board of Workers United endorsed New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York today, hailing her commitment to protecting rights for all New York City workers and her record of creating good quality jobs. This endorsement comes on the heels of a growing list of public officials, labor unions, and political activists who have thrown their support to Christine Quinn, including most recently: State Assembly member Dan Quart, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Bronx State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the Mason Tenders District Council and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

“We believe strongly that the next mayor of New York needs to be focused first and foremost on good jobs and no one in the race has a greater record on job creation than Speaker Christine Quinn,” said Wilfredo Larancuent, President of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Services Joint Board of Workers United. “Christine Quinn has the experience and a deep understanding of the issues our members care about the most. She has been a steadfast ally and staunch advocate for the rights of working families in New York and that’s why we are proud to offer her our support and work to see she is elected the next mayor of New York.”

“The hard working men and woman of Workers United are the backbone of our middle class and are crucial partners in moving this city forward,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “I am thrilled to have their support and I look forward to working with them to make sure New York City workers are treated fairly, while we create good paying jobs that grow our economy.”

The Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United represents nearly 70% of all industrial laundry workers in the New York/New Jersey Metro area, including 8,000 workers. They are working to organize the remaining laundries in order to bring all laundry workers up to the safe standards of their membership.