DC 37, New York’s largest public employee union, endorses City Council member Charles Barron for Congress in Brooklyn’s 8th C.D.
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts calls Council member Charles Barron a leader, a champion for workers’ rights and an outspoken advocate for the 99 percent
NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
WHAT: District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts announces the union’s endorsement of City Council member Charles Barron highlighting his leadership and support of the union’s budgetary and legislative priorities.
Barron is a committed advocate for the issues that matter to DC 37 and its members such as affordable housing, funding for CUNY, and the city’s cultural institutions and libraries. He has also been an outspoken supporter of public education and the fight against mayoral control, co-location, school closings, charter schools and the fight for parental involvement. He has been a strong supporter of public health and the City’s Health and Hospitals Corp. and the fight to end health disparities.
Barron has been a strong advocate for the preservation of the city’s safety net, a fierce and vocal opponent of the closing of community day care centers, the privatization of other city services and the layoff of workers who provide them.
District Council 37 stands with Council member Barron as he vows to continue his fight in Congress to provide the services his constituents and DC 37′s members need to make valuable contributions to their communities.
WHERE: Steps of City Hall
WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 1 P.M.
WHO: DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts
City Council member Charles Barron
President DC 37 Retirees Assn. Stuart Leibowitz
SSEU, Local 371 Vice President for Political Action, Michelle Akempkong
Local 1549 1st Vice President Ralph Palladino
Local 375 President Behrouz Fathi
District Council 37 is New York City’s largest public employee union, with 121,000 members and 50,000 retirees.
Zita Allen, Communications Director
SOURCE District Council 37