Alex Bores, a Democratic District Leader and engineer, leads the pack of candidates for NYS Assembly in District 73 with endorsements from District Councils — regional collections of local labor unions — by six to zero.
“I’m proud of the overwhelming support from the organizations representing working people from all walks of life,” Bores told Our Town. “They will be partners in governing and signal that I am the best prepared of any candidate to immediately deliver for the East Side.”
Most recently, he’s won District Council backing from UAW 9A, which represents auto and other workers, and the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council (HTC), representing nearly 40,000 workers across New York and northern New Jersey — and covering 75 percent of hotels in the city.
“HTC members are powering NYC’s economic comeback,” President Rich Maroko said in his endorsement statement. “They suffered hotel closures, economic hardships, and health & safety challenges during the pandemic, but they never gave up on NY. Just like our members, Alex is never giving up on New York. We know that he will fight for a full economic recovery that includes all of us.”
“As hotels closed and tourism slowed, HTC members were on the front lines of the economic devastation of NYC,” Bores said. “Their resilience is an inspiration to all of us.”
He’s also been endorsed by six local unions, including, as of last night, the Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU (CIR/SEIU), which represents 20,000 resident physicians and fellows. Dr. Michael Zingman, the local union’s national secretary treasurer, called Bores a “true ally of labor” in his endorsement.
“As doctors, CIR/SEIU members have been on the front lines of the pandemic caring for New Yorkers,” Zingman said. “Alex knows from his own family’s experience and the COVID crisis we have all witnessed over the past few years that our communities need access to quality healthcare more than ever. We need leaders like Alex who are ready to fight with all they have alongside us to ensure that all New Yorkers have what they need to lead healthy and thriving lives.”
Other labor endorsements, for a total of 12 split between District Councils and local unions, come from the United Federation of Teachers/New York State United Teachers, the New York City District Council of Carpenters, 32BJ and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, among others.
“Just like our members, Alex is never giving up on New York.” HTC President Rich Maroko