CWA Union Endorses Squardon

Here’s more endorsement news from the race between State Senator Marty Connor and his challenger, former Chuck Schumer aide Dan Squadron.

The Communication Workers of America Local 1 announced they are endorsing Squadron. For an insurgent, that’s a major coup.

It’s also worth noting that the union’s statement acknowledges there isn’t much difference between the two candidates on policy:

Squadron’s opponent—Senator Martin Connor—has been in office for decades. In the highly progressive 25th State Senate District, on many important issues the candidates profess similar, or even identical, views. Yet Squadron has the energy, fresh perspective and detailed understanding of the issues to effectively move legislation.

The full statement:

SQUADRON ENDORSED BY COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA – LOCAL 1

Union Cites Candidate’s Energy and Fresh Perspective

Today, it was announced that the Communications Workers of America – Local 1 endorsed Daniel Squadron for State Senate in the 25th District, which covers parts of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.

The CWA statement (attached) hailed Squadron’s progressive energy and ability to get results. “Daniel Squadron is a strong progressive who will energetically and effectively move a worker-friendly policy agenda,” the union said. “Squadron has the energy, fresh perspective, and detailed understanding of the issues to effectively move legislation.”

“I am so pleased that the working men and women of CWA – Local 1 share my progressive vision for Albany,” Squadron said. “Together, we will fight with workers and consumers for better jobs, lower prices and stronger consumer protections.”

Daniel Squadron is running an insurgent campaign to unseat a thirty-year incumbent. Squadron is running on a platform of changing Albany so we can deliver results for our neighborhoods, and has refused contributions from PACs, corporations and lobbyists. He has been endorsed by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, the progressive Working Families Party, the Downtown Independent Democrats and UAW Region 9A.