Hoping to pick up steam in the race for mayor, City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Thursday won the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents more than 120,000 workers.
Union president Thomas Gesualdi said he believes Stringer’s experience will help the city recover after the pandemic.
What You Need To Know
- The Teamsters Joint Council 116 represents more than 120,000 workers in New York
- Stringer has also been endorsed by the Council for School Supervisors, The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, and the Building and Construction Trades Council
- The union represents 27 locals across a variety of industries including supermarket workers, school safety officers, drivers, mechanics and some airport workers among others
“Bringing New York back from this pandemic will require a leader in City Hall who understands that the workers in our city’s warehouses, airports, product transportation, construction, and housing, both public and private sector, throughout the five boroughs are the backbone of our economy and our city,” Gesualdi said in a statement.
The union represents 27 Teamster locals across a variety of industries including supermarket workers, school safety officers, drivers, mechanics and some airport workers.
The Teamsters are the latest endorsement for Stringer, who has secured support from a wide array of progressive lawmakers at the city and state level in addition to other activist organizations.
Stringer has also been endorsed by the Council for School Supervisors, which represents public school principals; as The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; and the Building and Construction Trades Council.
But despite the support, Stringer’s campaign has struggled to garner momentum among voters according to some early polls.
Stringer, who has been involved in politics for more than 30 years, previously served as Manhattan Borough President and as a State Assemblyman.