New York, NY – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the endorsement of the influential United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500.
Bruce W. Both, President of Local 1500, said, “Tom DiNapoli is an energetic, independent and decisive leader in the right job at the right time. He makes the tough calls in order to protect taxpayers and help build a more secure financial future for New York State. Tom is a hardworking guy who doesn’t forget his middle class roots, and he knows that every dime counts - especially when they’re taxpayer dimes - so we trust him to do what’s right for New York’s
Speaking about his latest endorsement, DiNapoli said, “This big show of support is especially important to me, having grown up in a union household, so I understand the hopes of working families. Local 1500 members do a terrific job, and they help form the foundation of our local economy. I’ll be straight with them and all New Yorkers about our state’s finances and will
make sure public resources are used solely for the public good. New Yorkers deserve a
Comptroller who works as hard as they do, and I’ll continue to do just that. It’s your money,and it’s my job to protect it.”
With nearly 23,000 members, Local 1500 is one of the largest locals in the UFCW and the largest of New York State, representing working men and women in Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Since taking office in 2007, Comptroller DiNapoli has completely reformed the Comptroller’s office.
He’s restored ethics and trust to the operation of the pension fund, implementing a long list of reforms to end the abuses of the prior administration. Under DiNapoli’s watch, the Comptroller’s office has uncovered hundreds of millions in cost savings opportunities, and waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars, while increasing transparency and accountability at every level of government. DiNapoli has reined in the influence of lobbyists and banned gifts to employees, and has instituted tough new ethics rules to root out fraud and corruption.
For a listing of Tom DiNapoli’s many endorsements – including several important labor organizations - and for more information on his campaign to remain New York State Comptroller, please go to http://www.dinapoli2010.com/.