June 20, 2014
By Stephanie West
Staten Island, NY – Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., candidate for Congress in New York's 11th congressional district, announced today that he has received the endorsement from the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
"I'm honored to have the endorsement of the Hotel Trades Council. I’ve been campaigning hard across Staten Island and Brooklyn because the working families of New York need a leader who will make their concerns a top priority. Middle class families deserve leadership they can trust, leadership that will work with everyone to ensure that the people of this district are heard and represented. HTC has fought for the rights of workers and advocated for social justice across our city and state through our nation's most difficult times. The men and women working across this city need someone who will fight for them every day, and for issues that matter most to middle class and working families.” said Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.
"Domenic Recchia has been fighting for working families and progressive issues his entire career" said HTC Political Director Josh Gold. He continued, “It’s time for the people of New York to have a leader they can trust to carry their voice to Washington.”
The Hotel Trades Council represents 35,000 gaming and hospitality workers throughout New York and northern New Jersey. HTC has played a major role in recent elections throughout the State. The history of HTC is deeply seeded in political involvement and grassroots organizing since its founding in 1939. HTC was a leader in the civil rights movement, and has been consistently a political powerhouse advocating for social justice.