Largest Healthcare Union in the Nation Backs Candidate for His Commitment to Fight for Quality Care and Workers Rights
BRUNSWICK, NY– Aaron Gladd, candidate for State Senate District 43 and U.S. Army Combat Veteran, today announced that he has received an endorsement from 1199SEIU—the largest healthcare local union in the United States, representing over 450,000 members across New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Florida.
“Aaron Gladd will be the kind of proven leader we need in the New York State Senate, fighting for upstate New York and our members across the state,” said Gabrielle Seay of 1199SEIU. "New York needs leaders who recognize the critical importance of an empowered and well-protected workforce, and we are certain that Aaron will bring those values to the Senate and be a treasured voice for workers in the Legislature.”
"As the federal government continues to roll back decades of progress to protect working class Americans, New York must stand against these attacks, and I intend to use my Senate seat to advance the cause of workers from every corner of our state, but especially my neighbors in upstate New York," said Aaron Gladd. "1199SEIU works every day to advocate on behalf of both their members and the patients they serve, ensuring fair treatment for their workers and safeguarding access to healthcare for those who need it most. I am honored to receive their endorsement, and pledge to stand up in defense of organized labor in Albany."
Gladd has been a strong advocate for workers’ rights during his tenure in state government—making sure that upstate investments include real relief for communities. He believes healthcare should be affordable and accessible, and supports expanding the New York State of Health and investing in health care services particularly in rural areas.