1199 SEIU Endorses Tremaine Wright for Senate
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. the largest healthcare worker union in the nation, today announced its endorsement of Tremaine Wright in her bid for the seat representing New York State’s Senate District 25, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bedford Stuyvesant.
1199SEIU represents over 250,000 hospital, nursing home, home care and other healthcare workers in the New York City area. The union’s membership totals over 450,000 workers throughout the East Coast. Brooklyn is home to tens of thousands of 1199ers.
“As an assemblywoman, Tremaine Wright has proven herself as leader for the working people of Brooklyn and all of New York State,” said 1199SEIU Political Director Gabby Seay. “We look forward to working with her in the New York State Senate as we strive to create a nation that works for every one of us.”
“I am honored to have the support of 1199SEIU,” said Assemblywoman Wright. “The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU are fiercely dedicated to building a better New York. I share their commitment to improving the lives of their members and working people in every community.”