SEIU local 1199 sent out a statement just now saying that they have deep respect for Joe Bruno’s leadership in the State Senate, which he is now holding onto by one seat.
“Senator Bruno’s commitment to protecting quality care for all New Yorkers has made him a tremendous ally to the entire healthcare community. The Senate majority’s advocacy on behalf of caregivers has been second to none. We have the deepest respect for Senator Bruno’s leadership and we will continue to work with him to ensure that New York State maintains world class healthcare for all. We congratulate Darrel Aubertine on his victory in the special election and we look forward to working with him in the Senate on critical care issues.”