September 5, 2012 : PRESS RELEASE
Union calls Hoylman the right choice to represent workers in Albany
New York, NY- Today, Brad Hoylman, candidate for state senate, received the endorsement of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), UFCW.
“RWDSU proudly endorses Brad Hoylman to represent District 27 in the State Senate,” said Stuart Applebaum, President of RWDSU. “Brad will be a fierce advocate for working families and will support measures in Albany that protect working people in his district and around the state. As Chair of Community Board 2, he has fought for good jobs in his community and has been a vocal critic of Walmart’s campaign to enter NYC. He also believes in the right to organize and bargain collectively. We look forward to partnering with him to promote responsible development, to support locally-owned retail businesses that treat their workers fairly, and to organize car wash workers throughout the city.”
“I am proud to receive RWDSU’s endorsement,” said Brad Hoylman. “Throughout my career in public life, I’ve fought for working people who are striving to attain the American Dream. As an advocate for fair pay, small independent retailers, and the right to unionize, I share RWDSU’s agenda for economic justice. With the support of the union’s members, I will be a voice for working families in Albany.”
RWDSU represents over 100,000 workers throughout the United States and Canada, with 40,000 in the New York City area who work in a variety of occupations that range from food processing to retail and manufacturing.
Brad Hoylman has been a Democratic grassroots activist for over twenty years. He served three terms as Chair of Manhattan Community Board 2 and is currently serving in his fourth term as Democratic District Leader. He is a Trustee of the Community Services Society of New York, the city’s leading anti-poverty organization, and is a former board member of the Empire State Pride Agenda, Tenants & Neighbors, Class Size Matters and Citizen Action. He lives in the Village with his longtime partner David and their 20-month-old daughter Silvia.
The 27th District includes Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, as well as parts of SoHo, NoHo, the Upper West Side, Midtown, the East Village, Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza and Phipps Plaza.