Army veteran Max Rose, a Staten Islander and Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-11, was endorsed by the United Services Workers Union. The United Service Workers Union represents approximately 30,000 members within 18 affiliated local unions throughout the United States. Headquartered right here in New York City, USWU’s membership includes employees working in construction, HVAC, building service, public sector, white collar professionals, moving, office/clerical, service, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries. Since 2005, USWU’s membership has grown by 22%, and it today it has several large divisions – Automotive, Transportation, Construction, Energy, Public Sector, and Allied/Industrial.
“The United Service Workers are proud to endorse Max Rose in the Democratic Primary for New York’s 11th Congressional District,”said Lou Loiacono, United Service Workers Business Agent & Lifelong Staten Island Resident. “All too often, politicians have taken advantage of hardworking Americans, especially union members who have been under attack for years. But with Max Rose, we will have a candidate who is not only willing to vote with labor, but lead the charge to protect pensions, advance the rights of workers everywhere, and rebuild the middle class. Max isn’t just talking the talk, he’s walking the walk by refusing to take Corporate PAC money. That’s the kind of leadership Staten Island and South Brooklyn deserve and that’s what they’ll get with Max Rose.”
“I am honored to have the support of the United Service Workers Union in our campaign for Congress,” said Max Rose. “Organized labor has been used to win elections by politicians for decades only to be left to fend for themselves when it comes to time to fight on their behalf. In this election, it ends. On Staten Island and in South Brooklyn, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a union family and it’s about time we had someone in Congress who will stand up for them, their pensions, and the rights of workers everywhere.”