NYS AFL-CIO Endorses Victor Pichardo in the 86th Assembly District

NEW YORK (08/30/2013)(readMedia)-- Today, the New York State AFL-CIO, which represents 2.5 million union members, retirees, and their families, announced that it has endorsed Victor Pichardo in the special election for the 86th Assembly District on Tuesday, September 10th.

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said, "I am pleased to announce the New York State AFL-CIO's endorsement of Victor Pichardo for State Assembly. Victor has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the people of the Bronx, as well as all New Yorkers. In the State Assembly, we're confident that he will only strengthen his already impressive track record as a fearless advocate on behalf of the hard working men and women that make New York great."

"The New York City labor movement proudly supports the State AFL-CIO's endorsement of Victor Pichardo to represent the Bronx's 86th Assembly District," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "We are confident that Victor will represent the best interests of Bronx residents, whether he's pushing legislation in Albany, or marching with local working families for good jobs, education, and responsible economic development."

"It is an honor to receive the support of both the State AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council who represent so many of our working families," said Victor Pichardo. "I look forward to working with them so that all working families in the Bronx and all of New York earn a fair and livable wage."

"Now more than ever, workers need people like Victor Pichardo who will fight for them in government. In the final push towards the special election, the Labor Movement will coordinate a comprehensive grassroots campaign to get our members to the polls and send Victor to Albany," added Cilento.

The New York State AFL-CIO represents nearly 6,000 working men and women in the 86th Assembly District.