Bloomberg Gets United Workers

In addition to offering a rebuttal to Bill Thompson’s audit today, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign announced they got the endorsement of Workers United, a private-sector union representing about 50,000 apparel, textile, and retail workers in New York.

A campaign spokeswoman noted it’s their 11th union endorsement of the race which, combined, accounts for 370,000 workers.

In his comments, Edgar Romney, Secretary Treasure of Workers United, also defended Bloomberg from the criticism that he’s out of touch with regular New Yorkers, which his Democratic opponent, Bill Thompson, has tried advancing.

“In a city best known as a home for celebrities and high flying bankers and stockbrokers, Mayor Bloomberg knows that he is the mayor for all of New York,” Romney said in a public statement. “He has been a strong advocate for working people in City Hall and beyond, and we look forward to continuing to work with him on issues that matter to our members.”

The other unions supporting Bloomberg include:

The Mason Tenders District Council of New York, 32BJ SEIU, New York 10-13 Association,
NYC District Council of Carpenters, Teamsters Joint Council 16, Local 12 – Heat and Frost Insulators Union, United Association Local One -the New York City Plumbers Union, Sergeants Benevolent Association, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW)
Local 1500 and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Bloomberg Gets United Workers