Cabrera and Weprin Get Union Support

Fernando Cabrera, who is challenging City Councilwoman Maria Baez, got the endorsement of the New York Hotel Workers Union and Unite Here.

“With Fernando Cabrera, working class people in the 14th district will finally have representation in the City Council,” the hotel workers union president, Peter Ward, said in a public statement.

Cabrera also has the backing of the Bronx Democratic County establishment, whose leader ousted Baez ally Jose Rivera in a coup last year.

The two unions also endorsed Assemblyman Mark Weprin in his race for the City Council seat in Queens being vacated by his brother, David, who’s running for comptroller.