June 26, 2016
By Robert Gold, LaborPress LI
New York, NY – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and OPEIU Local 153 has announce their endorsement of Anna Throne-Holst for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Suffolk County, Long Island.
“OPEIU is putting our full support behind Anna Throne-Holst because of her stance on a number of issues of importance to our members,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan. “She has put at the top of her agenda creating good jobs on Long Island and protecting American workers, ensuring quality education for every child, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.”
“Anna shares many of the same values as OPEIU and our members,” said Local 153 Business Manager Michael Goodwin. “She’s been a champion of working families, spending her career fighting for access to quality education for all Long Island children, and we know she’ll continue to fight for them in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
“I am proud to have the support of OPEIU in my campaign for Congress,” said Throne-Holst. “As the progressive Democrat in this race, I will always have the backs of organized labor and working families in Suffolk County. I am looking forward to working with OPEIU to beat Lee Zeldin and restore real, progressive leadership to New York's First Congressional District."