FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021
RWDSU Contact: Chelsea Connor | [email protected] | 347-866-6259
Alvin Bragg Contact: Richard Fife | [email protected] | 917-617-4188
(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced its support for former Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg for Manhattan District Attorney.
“Alvin Bragg brings the experience and values that we need in a Manhattan District Attorney at this crucial moment. Throughout his career, he has prioritized the needs of workers, tenants and other vulnerable communities to make sure their rights are protected, and voices are heard. He also upholds the levels of integrity that the office deserves and brings an awareness of the need for greater accountability and reform. For these reasons, the RWDSU is proud to endorse Alvin for Manhattan District Attorney,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
“I am proud to have the endorsement of the RWDSU, one of the most progressive and active unions in New York and across the country,” said Manhattan DA Candidate Alvin Bragg. “We saw this commitment to our city on the frontlines helping our city get through this pandemic, and we see it every day through the hard work of its members.
“The COVID pandemic has exacerbated what remains a chronic and unacceptable problem in our city – a systematic pattern of abuse by bad actors who pad their checkbooks on the backs of struggling working people. It ends when our movement for change channels the power of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to hold accountable employers who cheat and endanger their employees. This is an urgent matter for fairness, for economic opportunity, and for racial justice and I look forward to working with RWDSU to make New York a safer, better, and more just place to work - for everyone.”
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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.