State Senator James Seward announced yesterday that he’s been endorsed for re-election by three major labor unions.
These Include The Civil Service Employees Association, the New York State Public Employees Federation , and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Seward represents the 51st Senate district of New York, which contains parts of nine counties including Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga.
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In accepting the endorsements Senator Seward said, “The workers represented by AFSCME, CSEA, and PEF are hard at work across the state in the fields of education, health and child care, and local government. I am proud to have the support of these men and women who make our lives better and will continue to take up their concerns in Albany.
“Ending unnecessary or outdated state mandates that handcuff businesses, local governments, and schools is among my top priorities. Doing so will protect current jobs and help create new opportunities for growth and expansion. I will also continue to advocate for needed property tax relief to help hard-working individuals provide for their families and make New York more affordable.”
“One of New York State’s top assets is our workforce. We rely on the people who punch the clock day in and day out and I will continue to fight for legislation that puts them first,” Seward concluded.