1199SEIU has formally endorsed Vanessa Glushefski in her race for County Comptroller. SEIU is the largest healthcare union in the United States, as well as the fastest growing. They represent nurses, healthcare aides, pharmacists, dietary workers, and other. This union chapter serves a 23,000 member base, representing members across Western and Upstate New York.
Vanessa shared, "Unions have played a critical role in the shaping of workers rights in the United States. Weekends, the eight-hour workday, and the end of child labor were all championed by unions. With income inequality on the rise, organized labor remains just as vital today. I look forward to working closely with our regions unions."
1199SEIU is sending mailers regarding the campaign to its members to get the word out. Their enthusiastic support is a welcome addition to the last few weeks of campaigning.
This endorsement is Vanessa's 11th major union endorsement. "I am proud to be the candidate of organized labor," Glushefski shared.