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Construction Union Representing 40,000 Workers Statewide Makes Early Endorsement in 2021 Council Race

As Millions Of New Yorkers Face Economic Uncertainty And A Divisive Political Discourse, LIUNA-NY Hails Rebecca Lamorte As The Candidate To Fight For Their Future

New York, NY- LIUNA-NY offered their enthusiastic endorsement of Laborers Local 79 member Rebecca Lamorte today for New York City Council in Manhattan’s 5th District, covering the Upper East Side, East Harlem, Midtown East, Roosevelt Island and Murray Hill. The influential labor union says Rebecca fiercely and passionately fights for New York City’s working men and women, including the members of the Laborers throughout New York State, which wholly demonstrates her deep commitment to the individuals she represents. The union also cites that Rebecca’s tireless advocacy for the Construction Safety Act, as well critical prevailing wage legislation at both the City and State levels makes Rebecca the clear and only choice for Council District 5.

“I’m deeply honored and humbled to have the support of LIUNA-NY,” said Rebecca Lamorte, candidate for New York City Council, 5th District. “This endorsement is extremely personal for me because these are not just the hardworking people I fight for every day – as a proud member of Laborers Local 79, this is my union family, my brothers and sisters that I stand shoulder to shoulder with in the fight to protect New York City’s workers. Be it wages and safe working conditions or predatory development and flawed procurement that hurts workers and our community, we have countless opportunities to protect and uplift local workers. I’m ready to be their voice and look forward to representing my union family and neighbors at City Hall.”

“Since joining our team, Rebecca Lamorte has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for our members and their families,” said Robert Bonanza, business manager of the 17,000 member Mason Tenders District Council. “I am confident that as a City Councilmember, Rebecca will continue to bring the same enthusiasm, commitment and honest, hard work ethic to New York City government, as she confronts the many challenges our City faces. All New Yorkers will be well served with Rebecca Lamorte as their representative and advocate.”

“From the moment Rebecca announced she was running, she had our full and unwavering support,” said John Hutchings, New York State Laborers Director of Political Action and Organizing. “As a staffer at GNY LECET (Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust), Rebecca has been a tireless fighter for our membership, taking on the forces of unchecked greed and unscrupulous employers with tenacity and skill. I know she will bring that same passion to serve the people of the 5th Council District.”

“I’ve known Rebecca Lamorte as a friend, ally and colleague for the better part of a decade,” said Mike McGuire, Director of the Mason Tenders District Council Political Action Committee. “Throughout her experience as a member of her Community Board to her advocacy on political and issue oriented campaigns, she has proven to be a hard worker and is dedicated to bettering the lives of all working New Yorkers. For those reasons, the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York & Long Island Political Action Committee is happy to endorse her in her run for New York City’s 5th Council District.”

Representing over 40,000 union construction workers throughout New York State and 25,000 in New York City proper, LIUNA-NY includes the powerful Mason Tenders’ District Council of Greater New York and workers on some of the City’s most important and prominent construction projects.

Rebecca Lamorte launched her campaign last year, focusing on supporting accessibility, affordability and economic equality for New York City workers.

Richard Weiss, 917-560-0046, [email protected]


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