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.