Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of the Syracuse Teachers Association (STA) for re-election as mayor. The STA represents 3,100 employees in the Syracuse City School District, including teachers, health professionals, food service workers, and other employees supporting school children and families.
“During Mayor Walsh’s first term in office, the Syracuse Teachers Association has been encouraged by our working relationship with his administration,” said Union President Nicole Capsello. “It is our hope that Mayor Walsh will continue to uphold strong union values each day that he serves in office. Unions have kept the workforce safe and working throughout this pandemic. We must have leaders who stand with us in solidarity, so our workforce can continue to grow and strengthen to keep our communities thriving.”
”The members of the Syracuse Teachers Association have been there for our children, their families and our community during the unprecedented times we have been through in the past four years. As the father of two children in city schools, I am deeply appreciative of their work each and every day,” said Mayor Walsh. “I’m also profoundly honored to have the support of the STA as I seek reelection.”
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 twelve 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, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 81, 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.