At Endorsement of Katz and de Blasio, Carpenters Official Says Bloomberg Looking ‘Better Every Day’


The New York City District Council of Carpenters endorsed Melinda Katz for City Council Comptroller and Bill de Blasio for public advocate today at an event outside City Hall.

Organizing the event was Michael Forde, executive secretary treasurer of the union. As he walked away, I asked him what they’re doing in the mayor’s race.

“We haven’t endorsed the mayor as of yet,” said Forde.

“Right now we’re in the process of negotiating labor agreements with all the mayoral agencies. And, he’s looking better and better every day. But we haven’t endorsed anyone yet,” he said.