The Buildings & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York endorsed state Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) for reelection to the 34th State Senate District on Friday.
“During his time in the State Legislature Senator Klein has been a strong advocate for the working men and women in the construction industry and for all New Yorkers.We urge him to continue to support prevailing wage requirements to create good jobs, project labor agreements to deliver cost savings to taxpayers, and strong workplace and scaffold safety standards to protect workers and the public,” said President Gary La Barbera.
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York represents 15 affiliates of national and international unions with 100,000 members in New York City.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Buildings & Construction Trades Council, whose hardworking members create the infrastructure that supports our great State. I look forward to continuing to fight for their needs and the needs of all of New York’s workers,” said Senator Klein.
The Buildings & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York adds to a growing list of labor support for state Senator Klein. Endorsements include: the Transportation Workers Union Local 100, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union, Plumbers Union Local 1, the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, Teamsters Joint Council 16, DC 9 IUPAT, Steamfitters Local 638, the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, the Detectives’ Endowment Association, the National NYCPD 10-13 Organization, Port Authority PBA, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union Local 338, the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, 32BJ SEIU, the Metallic Lathers and Iron Workers Local 46, the Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association, the International Union of Elevator Constructors, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association Local 831, the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local #2, the NYS Troopers Police Benevolent Association, TWU Local 106, CWA District One, the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association and the New York State Supreme Court Officers.