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dc 37 afscme local 372 endorses michael blake for public advocate

new york city’s largest public employees union supports vision for jobs and justice

January 10, 2019

New York, NY— On Thursday, the Blake for New York campaign announced that DC 37 AFSCME Local 372 endorsed Michael Blake for Public Advocate.

“Michael Blake has spent his entire career delivering real change for working families. From his time in the White House to his tenure in the State Assembly, Michael has stood shoulder to shoulder with Local 372 as we fight for improved working conditions in our schools, better wages and benefits. Furthermore, his support for sufficient staffing is exactly what Department of Education employees need in their next Public Advocate.”

“New Yorkers deserve a leader who will deliver, and that’s why Local 372 is proud to endorse Michael Blake as the obvious choice to be the next New York City Public Advocate.” - Shaun Francois, President, Local 372

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Local 372 of DC37. As we continue to share our vision of #JobsAndJustice with New Yorkers across our great city, it sends a validating message to have the endorsement of Local 372. From school lunch aides to family associates, Local 372 understands firsthand the everyday experiences facing students, families and educators. Thank you to Shaun Francois and all the members of Local 372 for your support. ”

“As the son of a proud union member, being a friend of labor isn’t political, it’s personal. As Public Advocate, I will fight for jobs and justice for all New Yorkers, especially our union sisters and brothers. I will use my seat and voice on the NYC Employees Retirees board to ensure public pensions are protected and expanded. I will always stand with our labor brothers and sisters in the fight for dignity and living wages. Together, we’re going to deliver #JobsAndJustice #ForThePeople. - Michael Blake