"The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union congratulates Corey Johnson on what appears to be his likely selection as the next Speaker of the city council. Especially with all that is going on in Washington, DC, it’s time for New Yorkers to unite and coalesce around our new Speaker-to-be.
"We have known Corey well over the years. On two separate occasions , Corey worked for the RWDSU. And he opened his campaign headquarters in the RWDSU’s offices when he first ran for city council. More importantly, we have worked closely with Corey Johnson on important legislation which has benefitted the working people of this city - most recently his bill which successfully limits the use of on-call scheduling in this city.
"We believe that Corey Johnson will make an excellent speaker," said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).