This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

DC 37 Proudly Endorses Bill De Blasio For Mayor

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts announced the union's support of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio for Mayor.  The announcement follows on the recommendation of the union's screening committee and the unanimous support of DC 37's Executive Board.

"We know Bill will bring the same passion and creativity he displayed in his impressive primary bid to a victorious general election campaign," Roberts said. "Bill's advocacy for the 99 percent of New Yorkers left out for the last 12 years resonated in every borough with a diverse coalition of voters.

"We can count on a Mayor de Blasio to end the Bloomberg-era policy of outsourcing, which cost taxpayers billions of dollars in waste and outright contractor fraud," Roberts said. "We know that as Mayor de Blasio will understand that a fairly compensated municipal workforce is the foundation for a secure and thriving taxpaying middle class."

Members of the union's Executive Board reached consensus after reviewing de Blasio's plans to restore the city's long-neglected public housing, establish universal pre-kindergarten and revive community-based policing. His advocacy for a public health system that shrives to serve all, his proposals that seek to close the nation's highest income inequality gap and his opposition to privatization and contracting out resonated with the union's Executive Board.

A de Blasio victory would mark the first time in 20 years that a Democrat has the opportunity to lead New York City despite the fact that registered Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans.

Roberts warned against complacency by organized labor. Only about 600,000 of the city's almost three million registered Democrats turned out for the hotly contested primary.  

"If we are honest with ourselves, and we must be, the turnout in the primary for all the candidates was worrisome  for a party dedicated  to advancing the agenda of working people," Roberts said. "We know that the right to vote did not come for free and was paid for with the blood, sweat and tears not to mention the lives of those who came before us. We must redeem their sacrifice every election day by voting."

DC 37's Screening Committee interviewed former Deputy Mayor Joe Lhota today for what was a very substantive  conversation about the City's future and the union's priorities. "We want to thank him for his time and interest in our perspectives," said Political Action Committee Chair Dennis Ifill.

DC 37 is comprised of 54 active locals representing 121,000 municipal workers and 50,000 retirees. The union rank-and-file is critical to the day-to-day operations of the City's emergency services, hospitals, public schools, public housing, libraries, cultural institutions, information technology networks and transportation systems, and more.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,098.45 +18.88 0.11%
S&P 500 2,003.37 +6.63 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,580.2710 +22.5760 0.50%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs