October 16, 2020 Press Releases

Labor Rallies Around Delgado Re-Election Campaign

RHINEBECK, NY — Labor has come out in full force in support of Antonio Delgado in his re-election campaign for New York’s 19th Congressional District. Supporting working people of upstate New York is at the heart of Rep. Delgado’s work over the last two years, and reflected in his legislative record protecting the rights of hardworking men and women in organized labor.

In Congress, Rep. Delgado proudly supported and voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize or PRO Act which would strengthen protections for employees engaged in collective action. The bill would grant workers more power in disputes with their employers, and add penalties for companies that retaliate against workers who organize.

“While our economy doubled in size over the last 40 years and the productivity of workers has hit all-time highs, wages have failed to remotely reflect these economic trends. The reason has been the constant assault on labor and the right to collectively bargain over this same period of time. And yet, throughout this global health crisis, our country has witnessed first hand how essential workers — including health care employees, public transit professionals, and civil servants — took on great personal risk every day to keep our nation running and save lives,” said Rep. Antonio Delgado. “I am honored to have the endorsement of these unions and the proud working people they represent. I will continue to amplify the voices of workers, protect their right to collectively bargain, oppose harmful right to work laws, and fight for access to quality and affordable health care and benefits. I am proud to stand with working folks and will continue to represent their priorities in Congress.”

The following labor organizations have endorsed Antonio Delgado for re-election in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
  • New York State Public Employees Federation
  • Communication Workers of America District 1
  • 1199 SEIU
  • SEIU 32BJ
  • SMART-Transportation Division
  • Civil Service Employees Association
  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
  • Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU)
  • North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council
  • New York State Laborers, Local 17

A full list of Delgado for Congress endorsements is here.