International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 Endorses Mayor Ben Walsh for Re-election

 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 for re-election as mayor. Mayor Walsh, who has helped attract investment to Syracuse and Central New York during his first term, has been endorsed by five major unions in the building and construction trades. Walsh is a former union member (Laborers’ Local 633 and UFCW Local One) and employee of the New York State AFL-CIO.

In its endorsement, the union stated its Executive Board voted unanimously “without qualification or reservation” to endorse Walsh. Business Manager Daniel McGraw and Manager Theron Hogle said, “The Operating Engineers will work tirelessly on your behalf in order to assure a successful campaign and victory, and we support you in all that you wish to accomplish.”

Local 158, through its three Districts, has been representing Operating Engineers in various parts of Upstate New York for over one hundred and nine years. The union’s jurisdiction covers 42 counties throughout Upstate New York.

“When you see a major building or construction project going on in Syracuse, it’s likely the heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors on the site are members of the Operating Engineers. Its people are also responsible for maintaining structures after they are built,” said Mayor Walsh. “I thank Operating Engineers members for their work to grow our region and keep us safe, and am honored to receive Local 158’s endorsement.”

Walsh has already received the endorsements of the Independence Party of New York, IBEW Local 43, IBEW Local 97, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31.

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IBEW Local 97 Endorses Mayor Ben Walsh for Re-election

 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 97 (IBEW Local 97) for re-election as mayor. The support is the fourth major labor union endorsement for Mayor Walsh, a former union member (Laborers’ Local 633 and UFCW Local One) and employee of the New York State AFL-CIO.

IBEW Local 97 represents over 4,300 employees working for twelve different companies throughout the State of New York.

“Mayor Walsh has done a great job for the City of Syracuse over the past three and half years,” said Ted Skerpon, President/Business Manager for Local 97. “His independence and commitment to partnership has drawn investment to our region which has helped create jobs and opportunity for working people. We look forward to his leadership in a second term.”

“Local 97 members are a critical part of the region’s success and growth, so it is a great honor to have their support,” said Mayor Walsh. “My team and I are working every day to make Syracuse a stronger city for all who live and work here. We thank Local 97 for all it is doing to grow Syracuse and Central New York.”

Walsh has already received the endorsements of the Independence Party of New York, IBEW Local 43, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31.

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International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4/Local 31 Endorses Mayor Walsh for Re-election

 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31 for re-election as mayor. Walsh is a former union member (Laborers’ Local 633 and UFCW Local One) and employee of the New York State AFL-CIO.

In the endorsement, Union President Wendy Colucci praised Mayor Walsh’s support for labor in our community:  “You have continuously demonstrated your commitment to workingmen and women of this community and for this we are all very grateful.”

District Council #4/Painters Local Union #31 represents a growing force of 2,000 active and retired men and women in 33 counties of Western and Central New York. Members of the organization work in the Finishing Trades as industrial and commercial painters, drywall finishers, wall covers, glaziers, glassworkers, billboard posters, healthcare workers, newspress workers, service delivery groups and more.

“I am honored to receive the support of District Council #4/Painters Local Union #31,” said Mayor Walsh. “The members of District Council #4/Local Union #31 perform essential, highly skilled work throughout the City of Syracuse and across Western and Central New York. We are a stronger and healthier community because of their hard work and commitment to quality.”

Walsh has already received the endorsements of the Independence Party of New York, IBEW Local 43 and the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. Walsh will be on the Independence line on the ballot in the general election on November 2.

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