State’s Largest Grocery Workers Union Endorses Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice for Congress

Union Cites Rice’s Unwavering Commitment to Nassau County Families

WESTBURY, NY (01/30/2014)(readMedia)– United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 1500, representing over 22,000 New York State grocery workers, announced today that they have endorsed Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice to be the next Congresswoman from New York’s 4th Congressional District. The Union cited D.A. Rice’s nationally recognized effort to combat drunk driving and drugs which are issues of great importance to the membership of Local 1500.

“District Attorney Kathleen Rice has proven to be a leader who has the ability to be creative, courageous and forward thinking when it comes to the issues that affect the families of Nassau County,” said Bruce W. Both, President of UFCW Local 1500.

“It was Kathleen Rice who fought drugs and the crime they bring to the neighborhoods of Long Island. Through her efforts there has been a significant reduction in crime and violence in Nassau County. Whether as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, as a Homicide Prosecutor in Brooklyn, Assistant United States Attorney or as a Federal Prosecutor in the Philadelphia office of the Department of Justice, Kathleen Rice is a proven leader,” Both stated.

“The people of the 4th Congressional District would be well served by sending Kathleen Rice to Washington, DC. UFCW Local 1500 is proud to endorse Kathleen Rice to be the next Representative of the 4th CD and believes she is exactly the type of leader necessary to bring all New Yorkers together,” President Both concluded.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, based out of Westbury, New York, represents grocery workers in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Members of Local 1500 are employed by A&P/Pathmark, Fairway, Stop and Shop, Gristedes, D’Agastino, Key Food, Shop Rite and King Kullen.

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