TWU Local 100 Congratulates Mayor-Elect Eric Adams

TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano issued the following statement on the election of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as the next Mayor of New York City.

“On behalf of the 46,000 members of the TWU Local 100, I wish to heartily congratulate our endorsed candidate for Mayor, Eric Adams, for his sweeping win as the 110th Mayor of our great City. His election means that for the first time in almost 30 years transit workers will have someone in City Hall who really has our backs.

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“Last April, all of the major candidates for Mayor sought our endorsement at a special meeting of the Local 100 Executive Board.   Eric Adams was the one candidate who presented himself head and shoulders above everyone else on the issues that are important to transit workers. But it was more than that.  It was more than just being right on the issues; on crime in our subways, on assaults against transit workers, on homelessness in the system.
“As a transit cop for 20 years, Eric worked side by side with us every night.  He rode the subway trains with us.  He hung out with us in the break rooms.  He protected us during the worst of the bad old days.  In some cases, he relied on us to protect him when he needed it. He, more than anyone, knows what transit workers go through every day and every night to keep this City moving.  And he more than anyone knows the sacrifices that transit workers made during this horrible pandemic to keep it together for New York. 
“As a legislator in the State Senate; and as Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams has supported us 100 percent of the time. We view Eric Adams not as a politician. We view him as a friend who will always be there for us when we need it. Transit workers should all be thrilled with his election as Mayor.”
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