Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs (D-East Harlem) has announced a new endorsement from The New York Hotel and Gaming Trades Council AFL-CIO. Assemblymember Gibbs is running for re-election in New York’s 68th assembly district, which includes East Harlem, Randall’s Island, and parts of the Upper East Side and Central Harlem. “I am honored to have the support of the Hotel Trades Council in my re-election campaign,” said Gibbs. “Partnering with the HTC to fight for progressive action has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my first year in Albany. I look forward to continuing to work with them to build an even stronger future for their nearly 40,000 members and all working New Yorkers.”

“We are proud to endorse Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs for re-election,” said HTC President Rich Maroko. “Eddie Gibbs has been an advocate for working New Yorkers in East Harlem for nearly three decades, and now he’s continuing the fight in Albany. We need his voice in the Assembly, because we know we can count on him to support New York’s hospitality workers.”

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs made history in January as the first formerly incarcerated person elected to the New York State Legislature. Gibbs has also been endorsed by elected officials including: Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NYC Councilmember Julie Menin, and Former Congressman Charles B. Rangel. Labor unions who have endorsed Gibbs also include: 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, DC37, New York State AFL-CIO, and New York State Nurses Association, New York City Building Trades Council, New York City District Council of Carpenters, Mason Tenders District Council, New York State Laborers, New York City Central Labor Council, Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854, New York State United Teachers, United Federation of Teachers, PSC CUNY, CSEA Local 1000, Public Employees Federation, and CWA Local 1180; and advocacy organizations including New York Immigrant Coalition Action, StreetsPAC, One Fair Wage Action, and the 504 Democratic Club, among others.

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