Oct 12, 2021 | Press Release

NYC Central Labor Council Endorses Eric Adams for Mayor

City’s largest and broadest labor coalition completes 2021 endorsement process with endorsements for Adams, Williams, and Lander

NEW YORK — 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, concluded its 2021 endorsement process today with a final round of endorsements in Citywide races, including Eric Adams for New York City Mayor.

“Eric Adams has long been a champion of working people in New York City, and we know that he has what it takes to work with us to revive our city’s hard-hit industries, protect jobs and critical city services, and build a resilient economy that works for all working people,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez.

The CLC also endorsed Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate, and Brad Lander for Comptroller.

“As the largest and broadest labor coalition in the city, we’ll continue to engage more than a million voting households through our member-to-member outreach in support of these candidates as Election Day approaches,” said Alvarez. “We look forward to building on our relationship with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and to partnering with Brad Lander as Comptroller to advance policies that protect the interests and livelihoods of New York City’s workers.”

More than 200 candidates sought the CLC’s endorsement in 2021, participating in a rigorous process that began with a training on the New York City labor movement and the issues important to working people. Candidates also interviewed with a panel of affiliate representatives and completed an extensive questionnaire before they were considered eligible for endorsement.


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.