NEW YORK, NY – Today, President Stuart Appelbaum of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced the union’s endorsement of Letitia James for Attorney General. The announcement comes on the heels of the Public Advocate’ historic announcement launching her statewide campaign.
“Whether through legislation or on the picket lines fighting corporate greed, Letitia James has always stood with labor. The RWDSU is proud to now stand with Tish. as she has the experience, passion and commitment to lead our state as Attorney General. Now, more than ever, when the rights of workers, people of color, immigrants and women are being threatened, we must have a leader who has our values and is up to the challenge. We know Tish James will be that leader,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
“From the two-day weekend, to the minimum wage, and child protections, the labor movement has been at the forefront of so many great progressive actions. I am proud to have the endorsement of the RWDSU, one of the largest and most active unions in New York and across the country. I have always been a champion for working people, and as Attorney General I will be the guardian of worker’s rights to ensure that no matter what federal administration, or what corporate interest may challenge us, we will always protect the women and men of labor,” said Public Advocate Letitia James.