Labor Strong 2021

Working people are on the front lines of every issue that impacts New York City.  From Covid-19 and its impact on our communities to access to quality education to disparate police practices, working people bear the brunt of the decisions made by elected officials and policymakers. Our members know firsthand what it means to be essential workers and do the work that keeps the city running and our communities thriving.    

Workers make this city run and Workers need to have a voice in how it’s done,  including how the city recovers. This is why our unions have come together to provide our members and all working-class New Yorkers with a real opportunity to be heard this election season. 

Read our full mission statement here.

Our Endorsements

MANHATTAN

  • Jenny Low (Distr. 1)
  • Carlina Rivera (Distr. 2)
  • Erik Bottcher (Distr. 3)
  • Keith Powers (Distr. 4)
  • Julie Menin (Distr. 5)
  • Gale Brewer (Distr. 6)
  • Shaun Abreu (Distr. 7)
  • Carmen De La Rosa (Distr. 10)

QUEENS

  • Austin Shafran (Distr. 19)
  • Sandra Ung (Distr. 20)
  • Francisco Moya (Distr. 21)
  • Tiffany Cabán (Distr. 22)
  • Shekar Krishnan (Distr. 25)
  • Amit Bagga (Distr. 26)
  • Adrienne Adams (Distr. 28)
  • Lynn Schulman (Distr. 29)
  • Juan Ardila (Distr. 30)
  • Selvena Brooks-Powers (Distr. 31)
  • Felicia Singh (Distr. 32)

Our Endorsements

BRONX

  • Diana Ayala (Distr. 8)
  • Kevin Riley (Distr. 12)
  • Marjorie Velazquez (Distr. 13)
  • Althea Stevens (Distr. 16)
  • Rafael Salamanca (Distr. 17)
  • Amanda Farias (Distr. 18)

BROOKLYN

  • Lincoln Restler (Distr. 33)
  • Jen Gutiérrez (Distr. 34)
  • Henry Butler (Distr. 36)
  • Sandy Nurse (Distr. 37)
  • Alexa Aviles (Distr. 38)
  • Alicka Ampry-Samuel (Distr. 41)
  • Justin Brannan (Distr. 43)
  • Farah Louis (Distr. 45)
  • Ari Kagan (Distr. 47)

NYC Labor Strong 2021 Coalition

Our Mission Statement

Working people are on the front lines of every issue that impacts New York City.  From Covid-19 and its impact on our communities to access to quality education to disparate police practices, working people bear the brunt of the decisions made by elected officials and policymakers. Our members know firsthand what it means to be essential workers and do the work that keeps the city running and our communities thriving.    

Workers make this city run and Workers need to have a voice in how it’s done,  including how the city recovers. This is why our unions have come together to provide our members and all working-class New Yorkers with a real opportunity to be heard this election season.  Together, we represent 362,000 New Yorkers and hope to also carry the voices of unrepresented workers to the forefront of all conversations about the direction that New York City should go.  Working people deserve a seat at the table - the head of the table – and we have joined forces to make that a reality. 

Together we plan to elect a pro-labor majority in the New York City Council that will consider first the needs of working people and their communities first.  Workers deserve a Council that knows who they are and the value that they bring to this great city.  We aim to elect a Council that will work to make sure our members continue to thrive and build the middle class of this city.