Although Assemblyman Rory Lancman, a candidate for an open Queens congressional seat, has been gobbling up the biggest labor players like the Working Families Party and the RWDSU, one of his opponents in the Democratic primary, Councilwoman Liz Crowley, continued her streak of smaller union endorsements this morning with the Mason Tenders District Council.
“Elizabeth Crowley has fought for workers’ rights throughout her entire career,” the Mason Tenders’ political director, Mike McGuire, said in a statement announcing the support. “She understands that people deserve safe workplaces, fair wages, and a secure retirement. Elizabeth Crowley is the best candidate to represent workers and strengthen our neighborhoods.”
Assemblywoman Grace Meng is also a prominent contender for the Democratic nomination, but despite being given the official endorsement of the Democratic establishment and most of the elected officials in Queens, hasn’t yet announced significant labor support. However, that may change soon with the Hotel Trades Council.
Whoever wins the June 26th primary will face off against Republican Dan Halloran in the general election.