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NOVEMBER 23, 2021

New York’s Trade Union Movement Supports the Central Park Horse-Carriage Drivers & Stable Workers

The blue-collar workers providing Central Park horse-carriage rides – one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City – are dues paying members of Transport Workers Union Local 100. TWU Local 100, and The Transport Workers Union of America, are committed to protecting these workers’ ability to earn a living and support their families in the field of their choice: the historic horse-carriage trade. We are equally committed to supporting and advancing the cause of animal welfare.

The Carriage Drivers and Stable Workers take very good care of their horses under strict regulations enforced by five City agencies, including the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYPD. Over the years, these workers have won the support of many, including leading veterinarians who are experts in horse health and welfare; professional veterinary medicine associations, such as the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, Equine Rescue Resource, the New York State Horse Council, the New York Daily News Editorial Board, the New York Post Editorial Board, and the New York Times Editorial Board.

The Transport Workers Union has now secured the support of dozens of unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers in New York City. They stand with the horse-carriage Drivers and the Stable Workers in opposition to misguided efforts to ban horses and carriage rides. We look forward to working with you and the City Council on this and other issues of importance to the trade union movement.

John Samuelsen
International President
Transport Workers Union of America
Tony Utano
President, TWU Local 100
MTA/NYCT/Private Lines

NYC Central Labor Council
Vincent Alvarez, President

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 726
Danny Casssella, President

Communications Workers of America Local 1180
Gloria Middleton, President

Council of School Supervisors and Administrators
Mark F. Cannizzaro, President

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 15 Norman Shreve, Directing Business Representative

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3
Chris Erikson, Business Manager

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 237
Gregory Floyd, President

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 831
Harry Nespoli, President

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 14-14B
Edwin Christian, President

International Union of Operating Engineers
William Lynn, Business Manager and Financial Secretary, Local 30 International Union of Operating EngineersRobert Troeller, President, Local 891

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9
Joseph Azzopardi, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

Laborers International Union of North America, Mason Tenders District Council
Robert Bonanza, Business Manager

Long Island Federation of Labor
John Durso, President

New York State District Council of Ironworkers
James Mahoney, President

Plumbers Local Union No. 1
Michael Apuzzo, Business Manager

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/United Food Commercial Workers
John Durso, Local 333 President

Service Employees International Union NYC Local 246
Joseph Colangelo, President

Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 28
Eric Meslin, President & Business Manager

Transport Workers Union Local 101
Constance Bradley, President

Transport Workers Union Local 225
Pedro Mercado, President

Transport Workers Union Local 252
Debra Hagan, President

Transport Workers Union 570
Dan Rivera, President

Transport Workers Union Local 591
Gary Schaible, President

United Auto Workers Region 9A
Beverley Brakeman, Director

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500
Rob Newell, President

Workers United, NY Metro Joint Board
Edgar Romney, Secretary-Treasurer

Workers United, NY NJ Regional Joint Board
Julie Kelly, Manager and International Vice President

For more information on our campaign to support this industry contact Frank McCann: fmccann@twulocal100.org  or call him at 917-488-8314.