Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers Region 9 Central New York Community Action Program (CAP) Council for re-election as mayor. UAW Region 9 members work in automotive, aerospace and steel industries across western and central New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Walsh is a former union member (Laborers’ Local 633 and UFCW Local One) and employee of the New York State AFL-CIO.
”I believe in the quality of union-built, American-made vehicles and stand squarely behind the people of the UAW Region 9 and their contributions to our local and national economy,” said Mayor Walsh. “It is an honor to have the support of the UAW.”
Walsh has also received the endorsements of six major unions, including IBEW Local 43, IBEW Local 97, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 4, Local 31.