The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Wednesday announced its endorsement of Democratic Sen. Marisol Alcantara.
“Marosol Alcantara is a strong voice for working people in Albany and we are proud to endorse her re-election campaign today,” said RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum.
“In just two years in the state senate she has shown she’s a proven advocate for our members and for all workers; she has been stalwart in our fight to end the tip credit for car wash workers, she was the lead sponsor of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act and she has stood with our members in contract fight after contract fight. The RWDSU puts its full support behind her campaign and we look forward to continuing to work with her on legislation that lifts up all workers in New York.”
“I am a former retail worker and a former labor organizer, and I understand the need to make our voices heard when it comes to improving conditions, payment, benefits and security in the workplace,” said Sen Alcantara. “As the Senator for the 31st District, I have fought for families and workers, and passed legislation to protect the rights, income, and quality of life for the people of my community, and for all New Yorkers.”