Senator Anna Kaplan’s Re-Election Campaign Gains Momentum with Major Labor Union Endorsements

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With less than 50 days until the November 8 election, Kaplan announces endorsements from three more major labor unions

GLEN COVE, NY (September 25, 2022) – With less than 50 days to go until the November 8 election, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-Port Washington) announced that she’s earned endorsements from three more major labor unions who are supporting her campaign for re-election. The latest endorsements come from the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), the Enterprise Association Steamfitters Local 638, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 25. Today’s announcement is in addition to the 14 major labor union endorsements Senator Kaplan previously announced.

“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 proud to be the labor candidate in this race, and I look forward to my continued partnership with these important organizations on behalf of working families.”

PEF, Steamfitters Local 638, and IBEW Local 25 join the Long Island Federation of Labor, New York State AFL-CIO, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 32BJ Service Employees International Union, Laborers’ International Union of North America of New York, 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), UFCW Local 1500, United Federation of Teachers, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 338, Local One IATSE, SMART Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers, Transit Workers Union Local 100 (TWU), the Council of School Administrators (CSA), and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association in supporting Senator Kaplan’s re-election efforts.

Wayne Spence, President of the New York State Public Employees Federation, said “The New York State Public Employees Federation is proud to endorse State Senator Anna Kaplan in her campaign for reelection on Long Island. Senator Kaplan has always fought alongside organized labor, making sure that every New Yorker has access to dignified work with good wages and good benefits. We are excited to continue working with her to deliver for Long Island families by creating greater opportunity for our members and for all workers across New York.”

James R. Sheeran, Jr., President of the Enterprise Association Steamfitters Local 638, said “Anna Kaplan has been a tireless advocate for working people in her community. The Enterprise Association Steamfitters Local 638 is proud to continue our support for her, and look forward to sending her back to Albany, where she can continue to be a champion on our behalf.”

The growing 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