Senator Anna Kaplan Earns Backing of Broad Coalition of Labor Unions in Re-Election Effort

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With one month to go until the August 23 primary, Kaplan announces endorsements from 14 major labor unions representing over 1.4 million New York union members

PORT WASHINGTON, NY (July 25, 2022) – With less than one month to go before the August 23 primary, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills)announced that she’s earned endorsements from a broad coalition of labor unions who are supporting her campaign for re-election to the New York State Senate. The coalition includes the Long Island Federation of Labor, New York State AFL-CIO, 1199 and 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Postal Workers Union (APWU), North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC), Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 338, SMART Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers, LiUNA Laborer’s International Union of North America New York, Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) and the Council of School Administrators (CSA).

“As State Senator, I’ve fought hard for unions and working families, and as long as I have the privilege of representing this community in the Senate, I will continue fighting for organized labor and the millions of union families across the state,” said Senator Anna M. Kaplan. “I’m honored to have the support of this important coalition of labor unions representing over a million New Yorkers, and I look forward to our continued partnership on behalf of working families.”

John Durso, President of the Long Island Federation of Labor, said “We are confident that Senator Anna Kaplan shares the Long Island union movement’s vision for the future of Long Island. Good jobs, with decent pay and benefits, are the basis of a stable, middle class lifestyle. We look forward to working with Senator Kaplan to continue building opportunities for the next generation of Long Islanders who will live in safe, prosperous communities.”

The coalition of labor unions supporting Senator Kaplan’s re-election represent over 1.4 million union members across the State. New York continues to be a bedrock of the union movement, with approximately 1.72 million union members statewide, and more than 250,000 union members on Long Island.

ABOUT SENATOR ANNA KAPLAN: Anna Kaplan is a former child refugee who has devoted her life to public service as a way of giving back to the country that has given her so much. Now serving her second term as a New York State Senator, Anna is fighting hard for Long Island and delivering results for our community on important issues like middle class tax relief, women’s rights, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence and hate crimes. For more information about Senator Anna Kaplan, visit