Health care union 1199SEIU endorses Queens DA Katz in 2023 re-election bid


With five months to go until the June 27 Democratic primary, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz has landed her first major endorsement in her re-election bid.

Katz on Jan. 24 announced that she’s “earned the backing” of 1199SEIU and its 450,000 members, one of the largest and most politically active unions in New York and Queens, specifically.

“The outpouring of support I have received from organized labor has been incredibly humbling, and to receive this major labor endorsement in this race from 1199SEIU is a true honor,” Katz said. “The work the members of 1199SEIU do on an everyday basis to keep out hospitals, nursing homes and the healthcare sector moving has always proved truly invaluable but never more so than in the difficult times brought on the last three years — which began just as I took the reigns of the DA’s office in early 2020.”

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