Zeldin for Congress Announces Second Round of Union Endorsements

Zeldin for Congress Announces Second Round of Union Endorsements

Congressman Lee Zeldin releases list of seventeen labor endorsements

Port Jefferson State, NY – Zeldin for Congress released the following statement regarding the second round of endorsements received from five additional labor unions:

“We are proud to announce that another five unions have now endorsed Congressman Zeldin’s re-election campaign, bringing the total number of union endorsements he has received to 17. Congressman Zeldin’s strong record of victories for blue collar workers and middle class Long Island families have earned him widespread support for his re-election campaign for Congress. Even after bringing home many successes already, Congressman Zeldin says his fight for hard working Long Islanders is ‘just a start’.”

“The Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association acknowledges and appreciates your consistent support of Law Enforcement and issues related to the safety of your constituents.  During your time in Congress, you have shown your ability to get things done. You have sponsored key legislation to combat MS-13 such as your “Protecting Our Communities from Gang Violence Act of 2018” and “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act”. Additionally, you have secured funding to help end the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic,” stated Noel DiGerolamo, Suffolk County PBA President.

“We recognize your longstanding commitment to law enforcement and first responders by permanently reauthorizing the Zadroga Act. We wish you the greatest success in your campaign, as we know you have so much more to contribute to the residents of New York and the Nation,” stated Paul Nunziato, Port Authority Police Benevolent Association President.

“We need a Congressman like you in Washington, DC representing us at home; a Congressman who will continue the fight for union members’ rights, and who will keep good paying jobs here in the United States. During your relatively short time in Congress, you have shown your willingness to listen to your constituents and your ability to get things done,” stated Pat Dolan, President of Steamfitters Local 638.

“We commend you for your tireless efforts on behalf of working people. Your dedication to worker protections, including your staunch support of Davis Bacon prevailing wage laws has truly advanced the rights of workers in your district and throughout the country. We thank you for your service and look forwards to continuing to work with you in the future,” stated Joseph A. Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters.

“Your work ethic and advocacy on behalf of hard working middle class families is second to none. It is obvious to all that if you were a salesman and labor were a product, you would believe in what you sold. Furthermore, our faith in you stems from the fact that as a Federal representative you have steadfastly supported the Davis-Bacon act, which serves as a critical lifeblood for our membership. From the very moment of approaching the council you brought a message that contains enthusiasm and optimism. I am sure that we can make Long Island a more affordable, rewarding and safe place to live and raise a family,” stated Matthew P. Aracich, President of Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.See previously announced union endorsement quotes here.

Complete list of endorsements below:

  • Plumbers Local Union No. 200 of the United Association of Journeyman & Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada,
  • Transport Workers Union of America New York and New Jersey State Conference,
  • TWU AFL-CIO Local 252,
  • International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots,
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America,
  • New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters,
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138,
  • SMART(Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation) Transportation Division,
  • Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 5 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron Ship Builders,
  • Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York,
  • Suffolk County Correction Officers Association,
  • Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs PBA,
  • Road & Heavy Construction Laborers Local 1298,
  • Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association,
  • Port Authority Police Benevolent Association,
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and
  • Steamfitters Local Union 638 of the United Association, AFL-CIO