New York’s AFL-CIO chapter endorsed state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) this week in his campaign for re-election.
A spokesman with the AFL-CIO, Ryan Delgado, said the union decided to endorse Avella because of his work on issues important to the working class such as tax fairness. Avella was one of the first to say that middle-class people should not pay more in taxes than millionaires and billionaires, Delgado said.
“He’s consistently been someone who stood out and spoke out for working families across New York,” he said.
AFL-CIO is one of the largest labor unions in the state representing 2.5 million workers.
“Together we will fight to raise New York’s minimum wage and create good, local jobs for middle-class families,” Avella said in a statement.