FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2021
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RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION ENDORSES CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN B. MALONEY FOR RE-ELECTION
(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney for re-election. 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. And as of last week, the RWDSU now proudly represents New York’s first unionized farm workers.
“Essential and frontline RWDSU members kept us all going during COVID-19 crisis. Throughout it all, we had a fighter and a friend in Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. From championing the PRO Act to introducing her Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act that provided our essential workers compensation if they or family became sick from COVID-19, Congresswoman Maloney has stood firmly with Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union members, which is why we are proud to endorse her for re-election to represent NY-12,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
“The RWDSU has always fought to ensure workers are treated with dignity and respect, and I am grateful for their support in my re-election. I am proud to represent many RWDSU members who work and live in my district and to have been RWDSU’s partner at the federal level, passing legislation like the PRO Act and introducing my Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act. These measures will not only help our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis but will solidify treatment of labor union members for generations to come,” said Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.
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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 www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.