YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Changing direction from the 2017 election cycle the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO has endorsed Yorktown Supervisor Candidate Matt Slater for this November’s election. Slater worked on a number of initiatives during his time working for the New York State Senate from paid famiy leave, to imporving working conditions at local hospitals, to protecting the more than 1,000 workers at the Indian Point Nuclear Powerplant.
“Having the support of the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body is a great honor,” Slater said. “This endorsement is a testament of my willingness and ability to work with anyone with a common goal of improving the quality of life for others.”The WPCLB represents more than 200 unions and their affiliates. There are more than 8,500 AFL-CIO members in Yorktown. Slater is a member of CSEA Local 9200.
WPCLB President Tom Carey said, “We are happy to announce our endorsement of Matt Slater for Yorktown Supervisor. Matt has been a great friend to labor! Matt’s ability to work on local and state issues will be an asset to us all and the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO endorses his candidacy wholeheartedly.”
WPCLB Vice President Louis Picani of Teamsters Local 456 stated, “Matt Slater has been a fierce advocate for the hardworking families of Westchester and Putnam Counties. He has stood on the forefront with our members fighting for safer working conditions and fair wages. Matt will continue to take part in the perpetual battle for fair labor practices and is a strong voice for not only the men and women of labor, but for all of the hard-working residents who need their voices to be heard. He will lead Yorktown to a new chapter and we proudly stand by his side.
WPCLB Vice President Jayne Cammisa of the New York State Nurses Association added, “NYSNA stands with any friend of labor who supports our issues. Matt Slater has stood with local nurses and will be a great leader for Yorktown.”
Slater is challenging Ilan Gilbert who is completing his first term as Yorktown Supervisor. Gilbert was endorsed by the WPCLB in 2017.