Newburgh, NY – Citing Sean Patrick Maloney’s record of growing the economy and creating good paying jobs, Sean announced nearly 50 new endorsements from labor unions.
“Our labor unions put the hardworking men and women of the Hudson Valley first, and I’m proud to have the support of these organizations,” said Sean Patrick Maloney. “Working together, we’ve fought to create good paying jobs, keep manufacturers in the Hudson Valley, and make smart investments in our infrastructure to grow our economy. Working families in the Hudson Valley can’t afford to go back to Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s Tea Party agenda to privatize Social Security so multimillionaires like herself can have bigger tax cuts.”
"Two years ago we supported Sean Patrick Maloney to be our Congressman, after his opponent shut the door in our face. As Congressman, Sean has been an outstanding advocate for working families and the middle class in the Hudson Valley. Sean has put the best interest of working men and women first both here and in Washington DC. We are proud to stand with and support Congressman Maloney for another term," said Paul Ellis-Graham, President of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO representing 114,000 union members.
“Congressman Maloney has been a champion for the working men and women and in keeping the middle class alive. He is committed to improving the district’s infrastructure and trying to promote job opportunities. We need to continue to have Sean as our Congressman since he is a strong advocate in protecting Social Security and Medicare for our seniors and continues to stand up to those who attempt to rob programs from our low wage workers and the poor,” Paul Ryan, President, Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO.
"Congressman Maloney has earned the endorsement of the Hudson Valley Building And Construction Trades Council, he is always fighting for local jobs and he has supported us in D.C. on issues that effect building trades workers in the Hudson Valley and the entire country. The endorsement was an easy one," L. Todd Diorio, President of Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, the umbrella organization of 28 local trade unions and more than 10,000 members.
"CSEA is proud to once again stand with U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney because he stands with the people and communities of his district," said CSEA President Danny Donohue. "Sean is a responsive leader who is working hard every day for good jobs and more economic activity in the Hudson Valley. That is at the heart of making strong communities work."
“Sean Patrick Maloney recognizes that the middle class was created by hardworking men and women, and unlike Congresswoman Hayworth, Sean has stood up for keeping our jobs right here in New York and focused on creating good paying jobs in the Hudson Valley,” said Joe Mayhew of CWA Local 1103. “Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is a Tea Party favorite and has a dismal record with the NYS AFL-CIO, and a 0% rating with CWA. We will never forget how she refused to help striking workers and pledged instead to give Corporate America shipping jobs overseas more tax breaks.”
“The City of Newburgh Firefighters Local 589 has a Congressman who is willing to fight for us. Because Congressman Maloney refused to take no as an answer, Newburgh has 15 new firefighters on the job improving safety for our community and our neighbors. We are proud to endorse Congressman Maloney and we need to see him back in Congress to keep fighting for more jobs,” said Tim Hager, President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 589.
"In his short time in Congress, Sean Patrick Maloney already has a record of results for middle and working class families in the Hudson Valley – he’s exactly the leader we need,” said Kevin Finnegan, Political Director of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. “Congress needs more champions like Sean who will stand up for working families and fight radical attempts to slash programs that built the middle class in this country. He’s led the fight against Tea Party Republicans like former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth to protect Medicare and Social Security, increase the minimum wage and protect education and healthcare for all New Yorkers while creating jobs in the Hudson Valley.”
“Sean Patrick Maloney has proven himself as a former top advisor to President Bill Clinton during the longest economic expansion in history. He fought to keep local manufacturing and hundreds of jobs in the Hudson Valley. He was instrumental in placing the FBI Building on Stewart Airport, another economic engine in that area. He is a staunch supporter of women and all their issues, and pushed for job training and education to develop more projects in his community. Sean also cares about future generations, as he is committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare. It was an important decision for the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) to endorse Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress,” said PEF President Susan M. Kent.
“Since our founding, the UAW has been on the frontlines of the fighting for working families, and we need leaders like Sean Patrick Maloney working to create and preserve good American jobs,” said UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner. “Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth was part of the far right-wing of Congress looking out for multimillionaires like herself – not middle class families.”
"Sean Patrick Maloney has been a strong and consistent voice for hardworking families in the Hudson Valley since taking office. Local 300 is proud to support Sean in his reelection campaign against Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth," Paul Hogrogian, President, National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 300.
"We are proud to endorse Sean Patrick Maloney in the NY-18 Congressional race in his race against Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. Congressman Maloney has delivered results for hardworking people in the Hudson Valley, and has fought against Tea Party obstructionism in Congress. There’s no doubt that Sean is the only candidate in this race who is a champion for the middle class,” Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
Maloney announced endorsements today from:
• Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
• Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO
• Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, the umbrella organization of 28 local trade unions and more than 10,000 members
• 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
• SEIU Local 200 United
• Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
• Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
In August, Maloney was endorsed by NYS AFL-CIO, which represents approximately 65,000 working men and women in the 18th Congressional District. Earlier this year, Maloney earned a 95% on the AFL-CIO legislative scorecard. In 2011, Nan Hayworth only voted 3% with AFL-CIO on key issues and had a lifetime score of 8%.