State construction unions back Skoufis in Senate race

Assemblyman James Skoufis announced Friday the endorsement of the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council for his Senate run, signifying the backing of an organization that represents more than 200,000 unionized construction workers.

Skoufis’ campaign said he was one of only five state candidates the group has endorsed.

Skoufis, a Woodbury Democrat competing with Republican Tom Basile for the 39th Senate District seat, said in a press release that members of those trade unions work “hard to improve our communities – and they deserve a State Senator who does the same. In the Senate, I’ll continue fighting for the men and women who deserve fair pay for their work all the while ensuring they have safe working conditions.”

Skoufis already had gotten endorsements from three local unions in the building and construction trades: Teamsters Local 445, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 373 and Laborers Local 754.


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