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.  

 

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