June 12, 2017
By Stephanie West
Yonkers, NY – Teamsters Joint Council 16 announced the endorsement of Michael Khader for Yonkers City Council President on Friday June 9, 2017. At the endorsement announcement in Melville Long Island Khader joined the Teamsters on the picket line in support of the strike at beer distributor Clare Rose.
“Michael Khader is the kind of leader we need as Yonkers City Council President,” said George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16. “He is the son of immigrants and a Yonkers native who knows the value of an honest day’s work. He will be a champion for Yonkers children, working families, and its most vulnerable residents.”
“Yonkers residents want a City Council President who will stand up for them, and stand against businesses putting themselves ahead of working families,” said Louis Picani, President of Teamsters Local 456, which represents government and construction workers in Yonkers. “He is the change candidate at a time when a lot things need to change.”
“It’s an honor to be endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 16,” said City Council President candidate Michael Khader. “Teamster members are the backbone of our economy and our public sector and I look forward to working with them to improve jobs for Yonkers residents.”