ALBANY, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO, which represents 2.5 million union members, retirees and their families have endorsed Matt Slater for the 94th Assembly District. The New York State AFL-CIO is the nation's largest federation made up of 3,000 public sector, private sector and building trades union throughout New York State.
Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO said, "The pandemic has made it apparent to all what we in the union movement have always known, workers and their unions are essential. We are confident that you share that belief and will work as hard as they do each day to improve their lives. We look forward to working together during the campaign and beyond to focus on the issues important to work people."
Thomas Carey, President of the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body said, "Matt Slater has a long and proven track record of supporting labor which is no surprise since he was a member of CSEA 9200. Whether as Town Supervisor or a top aide in the New York State Senate, Matt has always stood with our brothers and sisters of labor, even on the picket lines fighting for fair contracts. As Supervisor he successfully negotiated long term contracts with local labor and protected them during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud of our partnership and know he will be a strong voice for labor in the New York State Assembly."
Slater's legislative experience and management capabilities have been recognized by prominent groups across New York as he has assembled a diverse coalition of support. As Yorktown Town Supervisor he successfully negotiated five year contracts for both the CSEA and Yorktown PBA. He has joined local nurses fighting for a fair contract at the Westchester Medical Center and Hudson Valley Hospital. As a top aide to former State Senator Terrence Murphy, Slater assisted in authoring and passing several key pieces of legislation including the Davis-Bacon Act which holds unscrupulous employers accountable and creates parity with federal debarment standards.
Matt Slater added, "To earn the prestigious support of the New York State AFL-CIO is an incredible honor and achievement. I am proud to stand with the hardworking men and women of New York State who build our roads, care for our families and provide essential services everyday across our great state. Since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, who first served in the New York State Assembly, New York has been a national leader advocating for proper working conditions, rights and wages. I look forward to carrying this torch on behalf of the hardworking men and women of our state to ensure future generations of New Yorkers are afforded the same opportunities to succeed."
Slater is the endorsed Republican and Conservative candidate currently serving in his second term as Yorktown Supervisor. He has earned prominent endorsements by statewide and local organizations including the Detectives' Endowment Association, LIUNA, the Affiliated Police Association of Westchester, North Atlantic Council of Carpenters, the Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, UWUA Local 1-2, the New York State Troopers PBA and the New York League of Conservation Voters among others.
The 94th Assembly District includes Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Somers, Southeast and parts of Yorktown. Election Day is November 8th.