Most powerful hospitality workers’ union endorse Fernando Cabrera for Bronx Borough President
BRONX, NY – The Bronx branch of the most formidable and powerful hospitality workers’ union in New York City called UNITE HERE has endorsed Council Member Fernando Cabrera for position of the Bronx borough's top executive.
This was disclosed on Wednesday March 17, in a press released sent to Parkchester Times.
“Over the last year, we have seen record job loss, a tanked economy, and workers being left on the sidelines. As we look towards the recovery of COVID-19, Local 100 members are proud to support Fernando Cabrera to lead the recovery of the Bronx as the next Bronx Borough President...” said Secretary- Treasurer Jose Maldonado.
“Fernando is the fighter we need and the leader who will stand for issues that are important for working people,” he added.
In his reaction to the endorsement, Cabrera commended and appreciated the Local 100 members of the UNITE HERE and promised to support recovery of families in the Bronx and the City at large if elected.
“I am proud to accept UNITEHERE! Local 100’s endorsement for Bronx Borough President,” said Fernando Cabrera. These members have a strong history and tradition of standing up for the men and women in our food service and hospitality industries. At a time where working people are struggling to get by, we must rise to the challenge of leading a fair and just recovery for families across the Bronx and New York City. It has been an honor to earn this support, and I’m eager to continue our work together to make a stronger Bronx for all.”
UNITE HERE is the union for workers in cafeterias, executive dining rooms, restaurants, bars, delis, airports, sports and exhibition halls and performing arts centers throughout New York City, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.
According to survey conducted a week ago by Parkchester Times media crew, Fernando Cabrera, who presently serve as a Council Member, among his fellow contestants, has the widest chance of winning the race as he has gained the support and endorsement of almost 68% of key stakeholders in the county.