New York Daily News NYC councilman gets carpenters’ kudos for Manhattan borough president run by Shant Shahrigian
Councilman Ben Kallos has scored an endorsement from a 20,000-strong union for his Manhattan borough president run.
The New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America and its nine local chapters gave its seal of approval on Monday.
“When the carpenters stood up to irresponsible developers who would put workers in dangerous situations just to make a buck, Council Member Ben Kallos was there and he will continue to stand with us to protect workers and residents alike as the next Manhattan Borough President,” the union’s executive secretary Joseph Geiger said in a statement.
The councilman previously got endorsements from the New York Professional Nurses Union, Communications Workers of America Local 1101, Steamfitters Local 638 and others.