FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021
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(NEW YORK, NY) – Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced its endorsement of Corey Johnson for New York City Comptroller. The RWDSU has proudly worked side-by-side with Johnson for many years on New York City's most significant legislative issues, contract fights and organizing campaigns. Today’s endorsement is based on years of work together that has improved the lives of countless New Yorkers. Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) issued the following statement on the union’s endorsement:
“The RWDSU has proudly worked side-by-side with Corey Johnson for many years. The RWDSU has worked closely with him on many of New York City's most significant legislative and organizing campaigns. He stood with us to protect union jobs by opposing Walmart from entering NYC. He strongly supported living wage laws and on-call scheduling protections for retail workers. He has rallied with Macy's and Bloomingdale's workers seeking fair contracts. More recently, he went toe-to-toe with Amazon and made it clear that companies that receive taxpayer dollars should let their workers organize a union. He also stood in solidarity with 700 Housing Works workers who successfully organized a union with the RWDSU in 2020. The RWDSU stands with Corey Johnson and endorses him for NYC Comptroller because time after time he has stood with our members. We know that we can rely on him to support unions and workers as NYC's next Comptroller.”
The RWDSU is committed to supporting candidates in 2021 who will stand up for workers, support good union jobs and represent it’s 45,000 members in the city.
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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.