Several prominent labor unions announced their support for Council Member Margaret Chin’s re-election last week. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, 32 BJ and District Council 37 all issued endorsements for Chin.
“The 220,000 nurses and caregivers of 1199 SEIU in New York City strongly endorse Council Member Margaret Chin for re-election because she is a passionate advocate for quality healthcare and working people,” said Kevin Finnegan, Political Director of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. “We share her progressive vision for the future of our city, which includes immigrant rights and effective policing that respects civil rights. She was a cosponsor of the paid sick day law, and believes as we do that the law should be strengthened so all working New Yorkers are covered.”
Josh Gold, Political Director of the Hotel trades Council, said, “As an immigrant herself, Margaret Chin has a unique understanding of the many challenges immigrant workers face and for the past four years she has fought vigorously for the rights of these workers. Margaret’s commitment to equality has never faltered, as demonstrated in her co-sponsoring of legislation to end employment discrimination against the unemployed and to bar the use of credit histories as a factor of hiring.”
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