FLUSHING, N.Y. —
The Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831 IBT, and its 6700 members today endorsed Sandra Ung in her race to become the next City Councilwoman in District 20, which includes Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale and parts of Fresh Meadows.
In the campaign to replace term-limited Councilmember Koo, the endorsement shows the widespread support Sandra Ung’s campaign has received. Sandra Ung was among the top three City Council campaigns in the borough of Queens for funds received under the NYCCFB matching funds program and received the endorsement of 21 in ‘21.
Upon endorsing, Harry Nespoli, President of Local 831 IBT said, “Your dedication to your city and your community tells us everything we need to know about your commitment to the people you will serve. It is because of that commitment, the and women of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831 IBT are proud to stand with you in your efforts to represent the men, women and families of the 20th City Council District in Queens.”
Teamsters Local 831 is the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, commonly referred to as “New York’s Strongest.” As sanitation workers at the New York City Department of Sanitation, Local 831 members collect trash, recycling, and organic waste from New York City homes. Every winter, Local 831 Teamsters plow the streets to keep New York moving.
Sandra Ung said, “I am honored to have received the Local 831’s endorsement, and am thrilled to partner with New York’s Strongest to protect workers here in NYC. Sanitation workers are essential workers who have worked through the pandemic to keep our city running. I look forward to working with them to ensure that workers in NYC have access to good, union jobs with benefits that can support families.”
If elected, Sandra Ung would be the first Asian American woman to represent Flushing in the City Council. Sandra is a strong advocate for organized labor, and would be an advocate for union jobs and working families.
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