(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) endorsed Congressman Mondaire Jones. The RWDSU represents 100,000 workers in a wide range of industries, including retail, grocery, pharmacy, food service, food processing, distribution, cannabis, building services, warehousing, nursing homes, non-profit and car wash workers.

“In the two years he has spent in Congress and on the House Labor Committee, Mondaire Jones has been a relentless champion for labor as well as for other progressive causes from voting rights and housing justice to social security expansion and LGBTQ rights. He has stood up time and again for the right to organize a union, workplace violence prevention programs, the Pregnancy Fairness Act to address workplace discrimination, and many other crucial legislative campaigns. Importantly, he introduced the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act with Senator Elizabeth Warren, which would transform childcare affordability and address a significant national issue that is a pressing concern for many RWDSU members. We know that his impressive first term is just the beginning for Mondaire Jones. The RWDSU is proud to endorse Mondaire Jones for re-election to Congress. We know that he has the experience, record and promise to continue being a leading voice not only for all New Yorkers but also for workers and their families across the entire country,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). 

“It’s simple: unions built the middle-class and built this country. The RWDSU has been a leading voice for working New Yorkers for decades. From organizing Housing Works, REI and New York City’s car wash workers to taking on Amazon, the RWDSU has a proud tradition of organizing and representing those most in need of a union. I am thrilled to receive the RWDSU’s endorsement in my reelection campaign. Since being elected to Congress, I’ve worked tirelessly to fight for the right of our nation’s workers to unionize, and be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the RWDSU in these efforts. Many of the RWDSU’s members were frontline heroes who steered us safety through the pandemic and I am especially proud and honored to have their support as the first union endorsement for my campaign,” said Rep. Mondaire Jones.

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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.