QUEENS VILLAGE, NY (05/14/2010)(readMedia)– United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, New York City’s largest Labor Union representing supermarket workers, has announced its endorsement of Francisco Moya (D-Corona) for New York State Assembly in the 39th Assembly District in Queens.
“Over the last several weeks Francisco Moya has made the case as to how, as the next State Assembly Member from the 39th Assembly District in Queens, he would pursue a progressive agenda that would benefit UFCW Local 1500’s members that reside in that district. Supermarket development in low income communities, the expansion of the Food Stamp Program, responsible development and the battle to hold Wal-mart accountable for its irresponsible business practices are all issues supported by Francisco Moya. He has earned our respect and our endorsement,” stated President of UFCW Local 1500 Bruce W. Both
Patrick Purcell, Assistant to the President of UFCW Local added “Mr. Moya is running an outstanding campaign with messages, ideas and solutions that resonate with all New Yorkers. UFCW Local 1500 is proud to support him as a candidate for the 39th Assembly District and intend to put our full resources and efforts behind his candidacy.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, based out of Queens Village, represents over 23,000 grocery workers in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Members of Local 1500 are employed by Pathmark, King Kullen, Stop and Shop Rite, Gristedes, Fairway, D’Agostino, Key Food and Shop Rite.