Feb 16, 2021 | Press Release

NYC Central Labor Council Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements


Announcement includes 23 additional City Council, Borough President, and Public Advocate endorsements

NEW YORK, February 16, 2021 — The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYC CLC), representing 300 unions and 1.3 million members, including more than one million registered voter households across New York City, this morning announced its second round of endorsements for the 2021 New York City elections. Today’s actions include endorsements in 20 City Council races, two Borough President races, and the Public Advocate race, as well as six “no endorsement” decisions. 

“The NYC CLC is pleased to continue our 2021 political action program with this second round of primary election endorsements. We look forward to turning out our members, including more than a million voting households, to elect endorsed candidates who will work with us to address both the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, revive hard-hit industries, protect jobs and critical city services, grow our economy, and fight every day for New York City’s working families.”

Candidates seeking the NYC CLC’s endorsement participate in a rigorous process, beginning with a training on the New York City labor movement and the issues important to working people. Candidates then move on to an interview with a panel of affiliate representatives, and also submit a questionnaire before they are considered eligible for endorsement. More than 200 candidates have participated in the CLC’s endorsement program so far this cycle. A first round of endorsements in fourteen City Council races was announced in January; a full list can be found here.

Today’s endorsements are as follows; all endorsements are for the June 22 Primary:

NYC Council:

District 2: Carlina Rivera

District 4: Keith Powers

District 6: Gale Brewer

District 7: Shaun Abreu

District 8: Diana Ayala

District 13: No Endorsement

District 16: Althea Stevens

District 17: Rafael Salamanca

District 20: Sandra Ung

District 21: Francisco Moya

District 22: Tiffany Cabán

District 23: No Endorsement

District 25: Shekar Krishnan

District 26: No Endorsement

District 28: Adrienne E. Adams

District 30: Robert Holden

District 33: Lincoln Restler

District 36: Henry Butler

District 38: Alexa Avilés

District 41: Alicka Ampry-Samuel

District 43: Justin Brannan

District 45: Farrah Louis

District 46: No Endorsement

District 49: Amoy Barnes


Borough Presidents:

Bronx Borough President: No Endorsement

Brooklyn Borough President: No Endorsement

Manhattan Borough President: Mark Levine

Queens Borough President: Donovan Richards


Citywide Offices:

NYC Public Advocate: Jumaane Williams


Contact: Kate Whalen, 347-453-7131, kwhalen@nycclc.org

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The New York City Central Labor Council is a non-profit labor membership organization devoted to supporting, advancing and advocating for the working people of New York City. As the nation's largest regional labor federation, the NYC CLC brings together 300 local unions from every trade, occupation, public and private sector of the New York economy. We represent 1.3 million workers, including teachers, truck drivers, operating engineers, nurses, construction workers, electricians, firefighters, retail workers, janitors, train operators, bakers, and many more who are the backbone of today’s workforce. Learn more at NYCCLC.org.