Oct 15, 2013 | Press Release

NYC CLC Gets Behind de Blasio For Mayor

“Whether he’s been in Brooklyn fighting unnecessary hospital closures, or standing with union members fighting for fair contracts and better wages, Bill de Blasio has solidified his position as a true advocate for working people," said CLC President Vincent Alvarez.

NY Daily News: NYC Central Labor Council Gets Behind Democrat Bill de Blasio in Race for Mayor, 9.17.13

“Union members across this city have responded to Bill de Blasio’s articulation of the struggles of everyday New Yorkers,” said Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council, an umbrella organization that represents more than 1 million unionized workers.

NY Times: Democrats Press Thompson to Forsake a Runoff, 9.11.13

“We’re going to have a new mayor, a new public advocate, a new comptroller, a new speaker of the City Council, many new City Council members. You know what? I think the working people of this city, they need some hope right now because they’re under extreme pressure and have been for a long time,” Mr. Alvarez told Politicker in a recent interview.

Politicker: Central Labor Council Flexes Muscles in New Political Landscape, 9.24.13