For Immediate Release
Hyndman Emerges with Labor Support in Assembly District 29, Receiving Race’s First Union Endorsement
(Jamaica, New York) Today, Alicia Hyndman, candidate for State Assembly and a proud union member, announced her endorsement from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 in her bid for the 29th Assembly District. TWU Local 100 represents over 38,000 active and 26,000 retired transportation workers in bus and subway lines and several airlines. It is the largest transportation union in New York City, and one of the largest nationwide.
Ms. Hyndman, who seeks to represent the Queens neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Hollis and Jamaica, is a longtime Southeast Queens resident and Public Employee Federation union member. She has undertaken many community leadership roles, serving as President of the NYC Department of Education’s Community District Education Council 29 (CEC 29) and as a volunteer on the Education Committee of Queens Community Board 12. Ms. Hyndman’s experience in government, as well as her emphasis on public transportation growth in the district she seeks to represent, encouraged TWU Local 100 to endorse her with confidence, becoming the first labor union to openly support any candidate in the 29th Assembly District.
“Alicia Hyndman’s record of fighting for working families’ issues in Southeast Queens is what led TWU Local 100 to support her candidacy for the 29th Assembly District,” said TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen. “Alicia Hyndman will bring a fresh voice to Albany and use her effective advocacy to improve public transportation in the neighborhoods where over 2,000 TWU Local members live. We will do everything we can to help her get elected as our new Assembly Member in the 29th District.”
The 29th Assembly District, which encompasses the F line terminal at 179th Street and many major bus routes, is home to thousands of transport workers. Ms. Hyndman, whose platform promotes increasing transit options for commuters and protecting workers’ rights, was humbled by the endorsement: “In my bid to represent this district, I hope to set the wheels in motion to improve quality of life for this community, advocating for expanded transit options and strong provisions for working families. I am grateful for the leadership of those driving this City for their recognition and support of my candidacy.”
The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.