New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Union Representing 14,000 Transportation Workers Endorse

New York, NY Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, representing 14,000 members, endorsed New York City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President. ATU Local 1181 represents school bus operators, matrons, and mechanics as well as operators of MTA buses and Access-A-Ride Paratransit. With today’s announcement, Kallos has been endorsed by 74 district councils and local unions for Manhattan Borough President.

“We endorse Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President because he has always stood up for our members and the countless students, working families, and disabled New Yorkers we transport,” said Michael Cordiello, President and Business Agent of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181.

As a candidate in 2012, Kallos joined ATU Local 1181 in support of the Employee Protection Provision (EPP), marching across the Brooklyn Bridge, joining picket lines during their strike, and bringing coffee to warm members in the cold. Since being elected to the City Council in 2013, Kallos has been dedicated to ensuring operators and attendants have the tools they need to transport students safely each day. Kallos even authored laws to give operators and attendants more time for dry runs and created an opportunity to flag bad routes before the start of the school year.

Ben Kallos, is a Democrat and Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus who has distinguished in his unwavering support for working families who have organized into labor unions. Kallos’ campaign previously announced the endorsement of 73 unions representing nurses, engineers, laborers, communication workers, and many more. Following the endorsement from New York City Carpenters, Kallos has now been endorsed by 74 New York State district councils and local unions 47 of whom represent workers in New York City.

“I am proud to have the support of our bus drivers who get our students to school and provide transportation for our disabled,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “We must support the bus drivers who get us where we need to go from the disabled to our children going to school.”

Union Endorsements of Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President

  1. Amalgamated Transportation Union Local 1181
  2. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1
  3. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 7, Mosaic, Marble, and Terrazzo
  4. Communications Workers of America Local 1101
  5. Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12
  6. International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One
  7. New York Professional Nurses Union
  8. Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA)
  9. Sheet Metal Workers Local 28
  10. Steamfitters Local 638
  11. Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2

 

  1. New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  2. Local 20 – Carpenters – Staten Island
  3. Local 45 – Carpenters – Queens
  4. Local 157 – Carpenters – Manhattan
  5. Local 212 – High Rise Concrete
  6. Local 740 – Millwrights & Machinery Erectors
  7. Local 926 – Carpenters – Brooklyn
  8. Local 1556 – Dockbuilders & Timbermen
  9. Local 2287 – Resilient Floor Coverers
  10. Local 2790 – Industrial & Shop Workers

 

  1. New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  2. IUOE Local 14
  3. IUOE Local 15
  4. IUOE Local 30
  5. IUOE Local 94
  6. IUOE Local 211
  7. IUOE Local 891
  1. New York State Iron Workers District Council

New York State Iron Workers District Council New York City Locals

  1. Iron Workers Local 40 – New York, NY
  2. Iron Workers Local 46 – Metallic Lathers– New York, NY
  3. Iron Workers Local 197 – Stone Derrickmen & Riggers – New York, NY
  4. Iron Workers Local 361 – Brooklyn, NY
  5. Iron Workers Local 580 – Ornamental – New York, NY

New York State Iron Workers District Council New York State Locals

  1. Iron Workers Local 6 – Buffalo, NY
  2. Iron Workers Local 9 – Niagara Falls, NY
  3. Iron Workers Local 12 – Albany, NY
  4. Iron Workers Local 33 – Rochester, NY
  5. Iron Workers Local 60 – Syracuse, NY
  6. Iron Workers Local 417 – Newburgh, NY
  7. Iron Workers Local 440 – Utica, NY
  8. Iron Workers Local 470 – Jamestown, NY
  9. Iron Workers Local 576 – Buffalo, NY
  10. Iron Workers Local 824 – Gouverneur
  11. New York State Laborers' PAC

New York State Laborers' New York City Locals

  1. Laborers' Local 6A
  2. Laborers' Local 18A
  3. Laborers' Local 20
  4. Laborers' Local 78
  5. Laborers' Local 79
  6. Laborers' Local 108
  7. Laborers' Local 147 Sandhogs
  8. Laborers' Local 731
  9. Laborers' Local 1010
  10. Mason Tenders District Council
  11. New York Concrete Workers’ District Council
  12. Pavers & Roadbuilders District Council

New York State Laborers' New York State Locals

  1. New York Laborers’ District Council
  2. Upstate New York Laborers District Council
  3. Laborers' Local 17
  4. Laborers' Local 60
  5. Laborers' Local 66
  6. Laborers' Local 91
  7. Laborers' Local 157
  8. Laborers' Local 190
  9. Laborers' Local 210
  10. Laborers' Local 235
  11. Laborers' Local 435
  12. Laborers' Local 621
  13. Laborers' Local 633
  14. Laborers' Local 754
  15. Laborers' Local 785
  16. Laborers' Local 1298
  17. Laborers’ Local 1822

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