WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Joe Morelle for election this November to the U.S. House representing New York’s 25th Congressional District.
“As a member of the New York State Assembly since 1990, Joe Morelle has fought to increase wages and create good-paying jobs in upstate New York, protect and expand affordable and quality health care to all New Yorkers, and address inequalities affecting women, people of color, and other disenfranchised groups,” AFGE District 2 National Vice President Vincent Castellano said.
“With public-sector employees across this country facing unprecedented attacks on their workplace rights, it’s more important than ever that we support candidates to local, state, and national office who will have our backs,” Castellano said. “With Joe Morelle in Washington, we will gain an ally who will fight for federal employees and the services we deliver to the American public.”
Nearly 52,000 federal civilian employees live in New York – caring for veterans, supporting the military, ensuring the safety of the flying public, and getting Social Security recipients their benefits accurately and on time. There are more than 5,200 active and retired federal employees in the 25th Congressional District.
AFGE is the largest federal employee union in the country, representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers in all functions of government. District 2 represents more than has more than 45,000 dues-paying members in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.