New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Celeste Katz

New York Daily News Kurland and Kallos: A Tale Of Two Lawyers (Running For City Council) by Celeste Katz

Kurland and Kallos: A Tale Of Two Lawyers (Running For City Council)

Across town, Kallos -- who seeks to succeed Councilwoman Jessica Lappin -- has a letter circulating from Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 President Harry Farrell urging other labor leaders to join the Kallos campaign.

"In four years when we go back to the table with Con Edison we want City Council Member Benjamin Kallos standing alongside us to ensure another victory," Farrell writes, calling Kallos "a particularly vigorous advocate for broad and strong prevailing wage legislation."

Kallos is a familiar face in political circles, having served as Mark Green's policy director, chief of staff to former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and executive director of Bill Samuels' New Roosevelt group.

New York Daily News 25 City Council Hopefuls Sign Off On Support For Paid Sick Leave Legislation by Celeste Katz

25 City Council Hopefuls Sign Off On Support For Paid Sick Leave Legislation

A batch of City Council hopefuls have signed letters such as the one below in favor of paid sick days legislation, marking one more group adding its voice to the chorus of those who want to see the worker-friendly proposal get to the Council floor.