The union representing school custodians has endorsed public-advocate candidate Bill de Blasio, his campaign will announce this afternoon.
The president of the union, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 891, Robert Troeller, said, “Bill is unquestionably the candidate who represents the voice of the people and will make sure our government listens to everyone.” A campaign aide said the union has 930 members.
The endorsement is part of long line of union endorsements de Blasio has racked up, including an early and important endorsement from the labor-backed Working Families Party in March. De Blasio has formerly worked as a labor organizer, and has strong ties to unions.
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