Union Endorses Nydia Velazquez and Hakeem Jeffries for Congress

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“Hakeem has always stood in solidarity with the working men and women of labor,” said Local 100 President John Samuelsen. “His recent vote against the Tier VI pension proposal is evidence of his support for working families and the 99 percent. In Washington, Hakeem will be a champion for transit issues who we look forward to working with to secure more federal funding for New York City’s mass transit system.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the men and women who keep our great city moving,” said Jeffries. “Together we will work to address the urgent needs of our city’s bus and transit workers and bring a strong, progressive agenda to Washington that will make a real impact for all working families.”

Rep. Velasquez is the ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, and Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  She is also an active member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Democratic Caucus and the Women’s Caucus.