Zeldin for Congress Announces Third Round of Union Endorsements

Zeldin for Congress Announces Third Round of Union Endorsements

Congressman Lee Zeldin releases list of eight new labor endorsements

Port Jefferson Station, NY – Zeldin for Congress released the following statement announcing the third round of endorsements received from eight additional labor unions, bringing Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R, NY-1) total number of union endorsements to 25.

“We are honored to announce the backing of eight additional labor unions bringing the total number of union endorsements that Congressman Zeldin has received to 25. The Congressman’s strong record of passing legislation that protects workers’ rights and helps create good paying jobs has earned him widespread support for his re-election campaign for Congress. As an independent voice in Washington, he will continue to bring win after win to the district he grew up in, and is living and raising his identical twin daughters in.”

“We need to return an independent fighter like you in Washington, representing our workers and their families back home; a Congressman who will keep up the fight for union members’ rights, and help deliver good paying jobs. You have proven yourself to be a true representative of your district through your constant willingness to lend your ear to constituents, and ability to get things done,” stated Thomas A. Callahan, President and Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15.

“Thank you for continuing to fight for good paying jobs in New York, and serving as a strong voice for us in Congress. It is crucial that we have a Congressman like you in Washington, with a strong pro-worker record, including your support on many important Davis Bacon and prevailing wages votes. We admire your support for blue collar families, and your efforts to keep our communities safe,” stated Johann Garcia, Business Manager, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA!) Local 78.

“Your commitment to public service and law enforcement are well recognized, and it is an honor to have you representing our members in Congress. We look forward to continuing to work with you towards our shared goal of a stronger, safer New York,” stated Patrick J. Lynch, President, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of The City Of New York.

“You have proven yourself to be committed to union carpenters, and we look forward to continuing our alliance in the fight for good jobs, fair wages, and safe conditions. For these reasons and more, The New England Regional Council of Carpenters is proud to give Lee Zeldin endorsement for New York State’s 1st Congressional District,” stated Bill Banfield, President, New England Regional Council of Carpenters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

“The Sergeants Benevolent Association acknowledges and appreciates your consistent support of Law Enforcement and issues related to the safety of your constituents; sponsoring the successful effort to reauthorize the Zadroga Act, supporting the Fallen Heroes Flag Act, which honors officers killed in the line of duty, the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act and Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act, among other legislation meant to help our officers. Again, the Sergeants Benevolent Association is proud to endorse your re-election campaign and we look forward to returning your independent voice to Washington,” stated Ed Mullins, President, Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD.

“Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 men and women in Greater New York in a  range of important industries and public agencies. We look forward to working with you in Congress to make our region more fair and just for New York workers,” stated George Miranda, President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council No.16.

“After careful consideration, the PBA board of directors has unanimously voted to endorse Lee M. Zeldin in New York’s 1st Congressional District. The challenges facing members of the law enforcement community are greater than ever before, and we need individuals like Lee in leadership positions to help law enforcement officers better serve the residents of New York State,” stated Thomas H. Mungeer, President, New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association.

“We need a Congressman like you in Washington, DC representing us at home; a Congressman who will keep fighting for union members’ rights, and who will keep good paying jobs here in the district. During your time in Congress, you have demonstrated the willingness to listen to your constituents and a keen ability to get things done,” stated Frank Raynor Jr, President and Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2230.

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