I am very proud to have been endorsed by Teamsters Local 237 which is the largest local in the 1.4 million member Teamsters Union. My endorsement was announced at the American Legion Hall in Brentwood by my good friend Greg Floyd who is President of Local 237 as well as Vice-President of the New York State AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council. In receiving the endorsement of the Teamsters local, I thanked President Floyd for his strong support over the years and for always giving me solid advice and counsel. I also emphasized my strong support for the men and women of organized labor. Having been a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers and Station Employees back when I was loading and unloading trucks and freight cars at the Railway Express Terminal in Manhattan, I know first hand the importance of a strong labor movement. I will always fight for these hard-working men and women who are the backbone of our communities.