Apr 27, 2023 | Press Release

NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Makes First City Council Endorsements in 2023 Races

NEW YORK, April 27, 2023 — 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, today announced its first round of endorsements for the 2023 New York City elections. Today’s endorsements include 23 incumbent candidates for New York City Council seats.

As in previous years, the NYC CLC’s member-to-member political program, NYC LaborVotes!, will focus on educating, engaging, and facilitating union members’ and their households’ ability to cast their ballot during the 2023 elections.

“The New York City Central Labor Council is the largest and broadest labor coalition in the city, and together with our affiliates we are committed to engaging with voting union households in all five boroughs through member-to-member outreach in support of our endorsed candidates,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez. “The candidates we’re endorsing today have already proven that they have what it takes to win, and we look forward to working with them to build a resilient, just New York City economy that works for all working families.” 

Candidates seeking the NYC CLC’s endorsement participate in a rigorous process, including participation in 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. 

Additional Council races will be included in a second round of endorsements in the upcoming weeks.

Today’s endorsements are as follows:

Council District 28 - Adrienne Adams, Speaker of the City Council (D)

Council District 10 - Carmen De La Rosa, Chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor (D)

Council District 13 - Marjorie Velásquez, Chair of the Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection (D)

Council District 2 - Carlina Rivera (D)

Council District 3 - Erik Bottcher (D)

Council District 5 - Julie Menin (D)

Council District 6 - Gale Brewer (D)

Council District 7 - Shaun Abreu (D)

Council District 8 - Diana Ayala (D)

Council District 11 - Eric Dinowitz (D)

Council District 12 - Kevin Riley (D)

Council District 14 - Pierina Sánchez (D)

Council District 16 - Althea Stevens (D)

Council District 20 - Sandra Ung (D)

Council District 21 - Francicsco Moya (D)

Council District 23 - Linda Lee (D)

Council District 24 - James Gennaro (D)

Council District 25 - Shekar Krishnan (D)

Council District 31 - Selvena Brooks-Powers (D)

Council District 35 - Crystal Hudson (D)

Council District 45 - Farah Louis (D)

Council District 46 - Mercedes Narcisse (D)

Council District 47 - Justin Brannan (D)

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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.



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