Unite Here Local 100 Announces Support for de Blasio's Re-Election Bid
Mayor Bill de Blasio picked up an endorsement from a local union Tuesday.
Unite Here Local 100 held an event announcing its support for de Blasio's re-election bid.
The 12,000-member union represents hospitality and food service workers.
Union leaders praised the mayor for his efforts fighting for wage equality and helping hospitality workers earn paid sick days as a public advocate.
"As a result of him coming and support us, hundreds of employers or hundreds of members got paid sick days, because he told the employers you don't have a legal obligation, but you have a moral obligation, and a lot of them did," said Jose Maldonado, secretary-treasurer of Unite Here Local 100.
"I just feel so kindred. I feel so much that I'm in the company of people who I share beliefs with and I share a commitment with, and that when we get together, good things happen," de Blasio said.
The group also gave the mayor nods for implementing universal pre-k and helping lower the crime rate.