Press Release

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 Endorses Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor

Whitestone – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 Union (UFCW) endorsed Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor of New York. UFCW Local 1500, a union that represents over 18,000 members, hailed Stringer’s record of fighting for economic fairness and delivering for workers, and argued the Comptroller is the best candidate to lead New York City’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

UFCW Local 1500 President Robert W. Newell Jr. said: “Our workers risked it all to keep this city moving during this pandemic. They deserve a champion at City Hall who is just as committed to New York City’s future – and has a record to prove it. That’s why Scott Stringer is the clear choice in the race for mayor. From taking on crooked contractors to combatting wage theft to fighting for workers’ rights, Scott has always been a voice for the city’s most vulnerable and neglected workers. Scott knows that working people are the heart and soul of New York City’s economy, and he’ll fight for an economic recovery that is equitable and lifts up all New Yorkers. UFCW Local 1500 is all in for Scott Stringer and we’re excited to do everything in our power to elect Scott as the next Mayor of New York City.”

UFCW Local 1500 Secretary-Treasurer Aly Waddy said: “We are looking forward to working with a mayor that is committed to the concerns of working people.  Scott is the type of leader that has made protecting Essential Workers a priority, ensuring that those who keep our city fed during the Pandemic have the support they need.  With Scott Stringer as our mayor, we will keep fighting together to ensure that the hardworking men and women that belong to UFCW Local 1500 have a strong voice.”

Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “The hard-working members of UFCW Local 1500 have been on the frontlines of this pandemic — stocking shelves, distributing food, and keeping our city moving. There won’t be a real recovery if we don’t protect the health and safety of these workers, and fight for their economic security. That means we cannot go back to business as usual when we fully reopen the economy — the status quo before the pandemic was already failing too many working families. We have to center working people in our recovery and create new pathways to climb the economic ladder. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves with the men and women of UFCW Local 1500 to fight for working families and build a city for everyone.”

UFCW Local 1500’s endorsement follows support for the Stringer campaign from prominent leaders and labor unions who represent the vanguard of New York City’s progressive movement, including