(NEW YORK, NY) –  Today, following the launch of its NYC Policy Platform, RWDSU: Strong Values, Strong Communities, at a forum attended by 140 candidates last month, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced its endorsements of five strong women candidates running for seats in the New York City Council in 2021. 

  • Carmen De La Rosa (District 10) 
  • Pierina Sanchez (District 14) 
  • Amanda Farias (District 18) 
  • Tiffany Cabán (District 22) 
  • Briget Rein (District 39) 

“The RWDSU is excited to support this exceptional group of candidates. New York City is hurting and more than ever, we need elected officials who will stand up and fight for workers and their families. Each of these candidates is deeply committed to taking up this challenge of advocating for those who need it most during this crisis.

“Each of these candidates represents the future of New York City. Increasing transparency in procurement, reforming land-use, regulating e-commerce, and creating good union jobs when the city spends money rest at the heart of our city’s economic recovery and creating a more equitable future. The RWDSU knows that these candidates stand with us on these important issues. For this reason, they have our support,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). 

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. The union will be making additional endorsements in key races.