**MEDIA ADVISORY**: #LaborStrong2021 Coalition Representing 362,000 Essential Workers to Make Endorsements in 31 NY City Council Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2021
Contact: Kristi Barnes | kristi.barnes@nysna.org | 646-853-4489

Coalition of Five Major Unions to Announce a Borough-by Borough Slate of Pro-Worker Candidates for City Council

New York – In a show of citywide political force, the #LaborStrong2021 coalition representing members of five city unions will announce endorsements for 31 candidates for NY City Council, who if elected, would constitute a majority of the Council.

The coalition, which includes 32BJ SEIU, Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA), District Council 37 (DC37), Hotel Trades Council (HTC), and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), is hosting a virtual press conference to release endorsements and present its political vision.

WHO: President Kyle Bragg, 32BJSEIU,  President Dennis Trainor, CWA District 1, President Henry Garrido, DC37 AFSCME, President Rich Maroko, HTC, President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, NYSNA, union Political Directors.

WHAT: #LaborStrong2021 Virtual Press Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 11:00 AM

WHERE: Join via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/91422326122?pwd=RnZkTld2SlkzaTU0YzlkbE5lRlBiQT09

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With 175,000 members, including 85,000 in New York, SEIU 32BJ is the largest building services union in the country.

The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 working men and women in telecommunications, customer service, healthcare, media, airlines, public service and manufacturing. District One represents 65,000 total members in New York State.

DC 37 is New York City's largest public employee union, represents 150,000 members and 50,000 retirees.

The Hotel Trades Council (HTC) is the union for New York’s hotel and casino workers, representing almost 40,000 housekeepers, servers, front desk agents, bartenders, and slot attendants.

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. For more information, visit nysna.org.

About NYSNA

We are 42,000 nurses working together to win safe staffing, keep hospitals open for care, stop the Wall Street attack on our patients, and win healthcare for all.