Political and Legislative Issues

It is more important than ever for working people to have a voice in the political arena. That is why the RWDSU is committed to maintaining political involvement. The RWDSU and its locals are working to bring issues important to workers to the forefront, and protect workers' rights from political attacks.

The RWDSU's endorsements for candidates so far in the 2017 elections are listed here:

List of RWDSU Endorsed Candidates

As of August 6, 2017



U.S. Senate         Doug Jones (D)



Governor            Stacy Abrams (D) (2018)

Atlanta Mayor   Ceasar Mitchell (D)


Governor            Gretchen Whitmer (D) (2018)



Governor            Phil Murphy (D)




New York City & Borough-wide Seats


Bill de Blasio (D, WFP)


Scott Stringer (D, WFP)

Public Advocate 

Tish James (D, WFP)

Manhattan BP

Gale Brewer (D, WFP)

Brooklyn BP

Eric Adams (D, WFP)

Queens BP

Melinda Katz (D)

Bronx BP 

Ruben Diaz Jr. (D, WFP)

Brooklyn DA

Eric Gonzalez (D, WFP)


New York City Council Open Seats

CD 2

Carlina Rivera (D, WFP)

CD 4

Keith Powers (D)

CD 8

Diana Ayala (D, WFP)

CD 21

Francisco Moya (D, WFP)

CD 43

Justin Brannan (D, WFP)


New York City Council Incumbent Seats

CD 1 

Margaret Chin

CD 3 

Corey Johnson

CD 5 

Ben Kallos

CD 6 

Helen Rosenthal

CD 7 

Mark Levine

CD 9 

Bill Perkins

CD 10  

Ydanis Rodriguez

CD 11 

Andrew Cohen

CD 12 

Andy King

CD 14 

Fernando Cabrera

CD 15 

Ritchie Torres

CD 16 

Vanessa Gibson

CD 17 

Rafael Salamanca

CD 19 

Paul Vallone

CD 20 

Peter Koo

CD 22

Costa Constantinides

CD 23 

Barry Grodenchik

CD 24 

Rory Lancman

CD 25 

Daniel Dromm

CD 26 

Jimmy Van Bramer

CD 27 

I. Daneek Miller

CD 29 

Karen Koslowitz

CD 30 

Elizabeth Crowley

CD 31 

Donovan Richards

CD 33 

Stephen Levin

CD 35 

Laurie Cumbo

CD 36 

Robert Cornegy

CD 38 

Carlos Menchaca

CD 39 

Brad Lander

CD 40 

Mathieu Eugene

CD 42 

Inez Barron

CD 45 

Jumaane Williams

CD 46 

Alan Maisel

CD 47 

Mark Treyger

CD 48 

Chaim Deutsch

CD 49 

Deborah Rose


If you would like to volunteer, get involved, and support RWDSU-endorsed candidates, please contact the RWDSU Political Department at (212) 684-5300, or email crivera@rwdsu.org.