"New Yorkers want to see their public officials fighting to advance progressive values and enact measures that will create good-paying jobs, expand access to health care, protect immigrants, and keep guns out of our schools and communities. The only way these goals will be accomplished is by working together to elect Democrats at every level of government. For this reason, the Queens County Democratic Party believes Jose Peralta is the right choice for District 13 and endorses his re-election," said Michael Reich, Executive Secretary.
"Senator Jose Peralta is committed, as he has been throughout his life, to going to bat for every day New Yorkers, including our 11,000 members who rely on strong leaders in Albany, like Jose. Senator Peralta’s demonstrated commitment and loyalty to working families, especially to DC 9 members, is why he is the best candidate to represent our interests. Our unity makes us stronger, and we are ready to take on the tough fights with him to lead our state forward," said Davon Lomax, Political Director of DC 9.
“On behalf of nearly 25,000 Local 372 members, I am pleased to announce our support for a true fighter for working New Yorkers, Senator Jose Peralta. Not only has he led the fight for paid family leave and raising the minimum wage, he has also exhibited a true attentiveness for community and school safety by pushing for legislation requiring additional school crossing guards and increasing penalties for speeding in school zones. This is good for our members, good for students, and good for the city. We are positive that he will continue to represent his district and all working people in the same strong-willed and dedicated manner, and we are excited to work with him in the future,” said Shaun D. Francois I, President of Local 372 and Vice President of DC 37.
“Senator Jose Peralta has worked to pass legislation that directly impacts New Yorkers and our members and he has been a leading voice in raising the minimum wage and instituting paid family leave. For all these reasons, Local 1407 is putting our full support behind his re-election campaign. Our 2,300 plus members look forward to working with him to ensure good union jobs are created and supported all across New York,” said Maf Misbah Uddin, President of Local 1407.
“The membership of Steamfitters Local 638 is proud to support Senator Peralta because we know he will continue to be a tenacious advocate for fair paying jobs, a strong voice for workers, and will work to develop a community that builds prosperity for all. By standing up for construction workers’ safety and urging the passage of safety legislation, he has shown himself to be a true friend of labor,” said Pat Dolan, President and Business Manager of Steamfitters Local 638.
“We here at Local 831 believe that clean streets equal safe streets, and there is no one who better exemplifies that than Senator Jose Peralta. Throughout his eight years in the Senate, Senator Peralta has proven himself to be an advocate for both sanitation workers and his constituents. His ability to secure 170 new garbage baskets for Roosevelt Avenue is just one example of the actions he has taken to clean up the streets of New York City. The 6,500 men and women of Local 831 are proud to throw our full support behind Senator Jose Peralta’s re-election campaign,” said Harry Nespoli, President of Teamsters Local 831.
“Today, on Equal Pay Day we offer our enthusiastic endorsement of Senator Jose Peralta’s re-election campaign. As a staunch supporter of equal pay for women and closing the wage gap, particularly for women of color, Jose Peralta has represented our members and working-class families effectively over the last eight years. He has been a fierce advocate on the Fight for 15 to ensure workers make a fair and living wage, and he continues to support and uplift immigrant communities, of which many of our members belong. CWA 1180 members know they can count on Senator Peralta to fight for their rights and benefits, and we are eager to get him re-elected come fall,” said Gloria Middleton, President of CWA Local 1180.
“New York City firefighters do an incredibly dangerous job, putting their lives at risk daily to protect New Yorkers. It's important for our members to have strong partners in Albany who will fight for their safety and rights. Senator Jose Peralta has been a tireless advocate for firefighters, sponsoring legislation to provide financial assistance to the families of firefighters who give their lives on the job. We are proud to support Senator Peralta for re-election and look forward to continuing to work side-by-side with him on behalf of New York's bravest," said UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald.
“Protecting the health, safety, and rights of fire officers throughout New York is of the utmost importance, and we are confident that Senator Jose Peralta will continue to support us, as he has done for the last eight years. His dedication to public safety and our officers and his advocacy for providing financial support to families of emergency responders killed on the job has proven to us that he is the champion we need in the Senate. We are proud to stand with him as he seeks re-election, and we hope to continue our good work together to benefit the people of New York,” said Jake Lemonda, President of UFOA.
“The men and women of Local 1 are proud to throw our support behind a strong advocate for organized labor, Senator Jose Peralta. Over the course of his tenure in the Senate, he has made his progressive values clear by being a champion for working families through his dedicated efforts in the Fight for 15 and Paid Family Leave. He has ensured that the safety of our members and their ability to make a living wage remains a top priority. We are excited to stand with him as we work together to move New York forward,” said Mike Apuzzo, Business Manager of Plumbers Local 1.
“We have worked closely with Jose since his time on the staff of the New York City Central Labor Council, as a member of the Assembly and in recent years as a member of the State Senate. In the legislature, he has championed key legislation that impacts not just RWDSU members, but all workers in New York State. His push this year for a bill to strengthen the Wage Theft Prevention Act would, if passed, help car wash workers, retail workers and food service workers recover stolen wages. He has fought for on-call scheduling reform and an end to the tip credit for car wash workers among other priorities. We support Jose’s campaign and we stand with him as he has with us,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).