Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 81 Endorses Mayor Ben Walsh for Re-election

 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 81 for re-election as mayor. Local 81 represents over 1,400 highly trained craftsmen who fabricate, install, and service residential, commercial, and industrial piping systems. Located in Syracuse, New York, the union’s geographical territory covers over 14 Counties from the border of Pennsylvania to the United States border with Canada.

“We feel that you will continue to support and fight for the issues that will help benefit not only the 1,400 union members that make up our local, but also all the working families in the state,'' said union business manager Greg Lancette.

”The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 81 not only effectively represents its members, it plays a leading role in standing up for the interests of working people across all of Syracuse and Central New York,” said Mayor Walsh.  “It is a great honor to have the support of Local 81’s leadership and its members.”

Walsh is a former union member (Laborers’ Local 633 and UFCW Local One) and employee of the New York State AFL-CIO. With this latest endorsement, Walsh has now received the endorsements of eleven major unions including Teamsters Local 317, IBEW Local 43, IBEW Local 97, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, United Food and Commercial Workers District Union Local One, UAW Region 9, Sheet Metal Workers Local 58, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 58 Endorses Mayor Ben Walsh for Re-election

 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of Sheet Metal Workers Local 58 for re-election as mayor.

Local No. 58 has been supplying the construction industry in New York State with qualified Sheet Metal Workers for over 100 years. The expertise and qualifications of its members covers an expansive array of sheet metal disciplines including but not limited to heating, ventilating & air conditioning.

“It is a great honor to receive the endorsement of the Sheet Metal Workers.  Local 58 represents hard working people who make important contributions to our community and help ensure we have safe and healthy built environments across Syracuse and Central New York,” said Mayor Walsh.  “I am grateful for the endorsement of another leading local labor organization.”

Walsh is a former union member (Laborers’ Local 633 and UFCW Local One) and employee of the New York State AFL-CIO. With this latest endorsement, Walsh has now received the endorsements of ten major unions including Teamsters Local 317, IBEW Local 43, IBEW Local 97, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, United Food and Commercial Workers District Union Local One, UAW Region 9, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31.

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The 2021 Re-Election Interview: Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh

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Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO Endorses Mayor Ben Walsh for Re-election

 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of the Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO 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. GSLC is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement in Onondaga and Madison Counties.

In the endorsement, Labor Council President Mark Spadafore praised Mayor Walsh for his support of the local workforce. “Your distinguished record of service demonstrates your commitment to the rights of workers, quality health care and numerous other issues of importance to working people in Central New York.”

”The Greater Syracuse Labor Council works everyday to protect the rights of working people and advocates on issues that are important to all of us: pushing social and economic justice;  fighting oppression and making our communities better for all people,” said Mayor Walsh. “The vision my team established is for Syracuse to be a growing city that embraces diversity and creates opportunity for all. The Labor Council endorsement is an indication we are heading in the right direction. It’s also an inspiration to keep working because the job is not done.

With this latest endorsement, Walsh has now received the endorsements of ten major unions including Teamsters Local 317, IBEW Local 43, IBEW Local 97, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, United Food and Commercial Workers District Union Local One, Sierra Club, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31.

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9 labor unions endorse Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh for re-election

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Sierra Club Endorses Mayor Walsh and Other Candidates

 

The Sierra Club is pleased to endorse Ben Walsh for mayor of Syracuse as well as ten other candidates in Onondaga & Oneida Counties. 

The Sierra Club is America's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. It is dedicated to explore, enjoy and protect the planet and to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.

Sierra Club also works to elect candidates who will lead the fight in protecting our communities and natural surroundings. Candidates supported by the Sierra Club include those who champion legislation that protects our clean air, clean water, and special wild places; speak out against environmentally destructive measures; lobby around important environmental issues, or otherwise work to protect America's natural heritage. 

The Central New York Group and the Atlantic Chapter is proud to endorse the following candidates.

 

ONONDAGA COUNTY LEGISLATURE

JANA ROGERS 5th District

JULIE ABBOTT 6th District

SUNNY ASLAM  12th District

PEGGY CHASE 9thth District

BILL KINNE 15th District

LINDA ERVIN 17th District

 

CITY OF SYRACUSE

BEN WALSH Mayor 

 

TOWN OF DEWITT

ED MICHALENKO, Supervisor

 

TOWN OF MANLIUS

JOHN DEER, Supervisor

SARA BOLLINGER  Town Board 

 

TOWN OF LYSANDER

BOB GERACI, Town Board

 

CITY OF UTICA, ONEIDA COUNTY

CELESTE FRIEND, 3rd Ward

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