Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Brown receives additional labor endorsements

TROY - An incumbent City Councilman has been endorsed by two local labor unions as part of his bid for re-election.
Councilman John Brown, D-At Large, received the endorsements of the Troy Area Labor Council, which represents 10,000 households in Rensselaer County, and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1321, which represents nearly 800 union members of the Capital District Transportation Authority.
“To have such valuable organizations like TALC and the ATU recognize the work I have done for the people of Troy it is very gratifying," said Brown. "There is more to be done and I am anxious to continue the progress we have made as a city.”
Mike Keenan, president of TALC, said that Brown was unanimously endorsed by the union's executive board.
"John is one of the leaders in city government and he has shown his ability to work across party lines but also his willingness to take on the tough issues as well," said Keenan. "Having John on the City Council is very important for working families in Troy and we are confident the voters across feel the same way.”
Steve Green, president of the ATU said that Brown had shown a commitment to strengthening workplace safety, health enforcement, and creating a better workplace environment for the working people of the city.
“I have fought hard for lower taxes, cleaner, safer streets, and an open and responsive government," said Brown. "I hope I am fortunate enough to continue to serve the people of Troy for two more years and make sure City Hall is working for the taxpayers of this great city.”
Additionally, Brown was previously endorsed by the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2, as well as the Greater Capital Region Building Trades Council.


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