FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021
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(STATEN ISLAND, NY) – Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced its endorsement of Mark Murphy for Staten Island Borough President.
"The RWDSU is proud to endorse Mark Murphy for Staten Island Borough President because we know he'll be a strong and reliable voice for working people. Mark believes that when our city invests in jobs that they should be good, union jobs. This is the leadership we want to see from our elected representatives, and it is the reason why the RWDSU will be working hard to ensure Mark Murphy is Staten Island's next Borough President,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
“The 60,000 essential workers of the RWDSU are the unsung heroes of the past year. We are forever in their debt for their service during the pandemic and we must repay their bravery with hazard pay. I pledge to use the power and the bully pulpit of the Borough President to protect the right of workers to organize and make sure Staten Islanders have more good paying union jobs that have protections and pensions for workers,” said Mark Murphy, Candidate for Staten Island Borough President.
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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.