THE JACKIE GORDON FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT AND ANNOUNCES KEY LABOR ENDORSEMENTS COMMEMORATING LABOR DAY 2020 

09/07/2020

 

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September 7, 2020

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THE JACKIE GORDON FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT AND ANNOUNCES KEY LABOR ENDORSEMENTS COMMEMORATING LABOR DAY 2020 

IBEW Local 1049 and Teamsters Local 237 back Gordon in NY-02

 

BABYLON, NY— Today, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon, Democratic candidate for New York’s Second Congressional District, announced she has received the endorsement of IBEW Local 1049 and Teamsters Local 237 and released the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day 2020:

 

“Every first Monday in September we celebrate the contributions of the labor movement to the economic advancement and social welfare of our country. We owe a great debt to the American laborers who have organized and sacrificed to build an economy that serves working people by advocating for safe working conditions, paid time off, and retirement security,” said Jackie Gordon. 

 

A member of the New York State United Teachers, Gordon has been a union member for more than three decades. The IBEW Local 1049 and the Teamsters Local 237 are the latest in a series of key labor endorsements that Gordon has received this year. Previous endorsements include the New York State AFL-CIO, New York State Nurses Association, NYSUT, SEIU Local 1199, the New York State Council of Machinists, Amalgamated Transit Union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. 

 

A number of these organizations have a history of making bipartisan endorsements, including Teamsters Local 237 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, both of which previously endorsed retiring Republican Congressman Pete King. 

 

“It is important that our representative in Washington understands the unique needs of union workers, promotes the creation of union jobs, and values the critical contributions of union workers to maintaining our community here on Long Island. That is why we are proud to endorse Jackie Gordon for New York’s Second Congressional District,” said Pat Guidice, Business Manager of IBEW Local 1049. 

 

“I can think of no one better suited to represent New York's Second Congressional District than Jackie Gordon. As a combat veteran, educator, public servant, and single mom, Jackie understands the challenges that families on Long Island are facing. As a union member herself, I know that she will be a champion for working people at a time when too many of our elected leaders vote to benefit big corporations at our expense. As we face the gravest public health crisis and economic recession of our time, her leadership is needed in Washington more than ever," said Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237 and International Vice President-At Large of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 

 

“As a union member for more than three decades, I understand the importance of the labor movement. My campaign has committed to a platform that supports working families here on Long Island. If elected to Congress, I will continue to support legislation that addresses the challenges our workforce is facing today. That includes the creation of more union jobs, expanding collective-bargaining rights, protecting pensions, and opposing attempts to privatize Social Security or reduce access to comprehensive health care,” said Gordon.

 

Throughout her campaign, Gordon has placed a particular emphasis on supporting working families and organized labor. Just last week, Gordon released her government reform agenda, outlining her plans to curb the influence of corporations and special interests in Washington.

 

NY-02 is an open seat following the announcement of Congressman Pete King’s retirement after 28 years. Cook Political Report has rated NY-02 as a “Toss-Up” race, and it is widely regarded as one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country. 

 

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