Congressman Pete King Supports Organized Labor
Press Release – Labor Day weekend is when we pay tribute to the men and women of organized labor and thank them for their great contributions to American life. As a former member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers and Station Employees Union when I worked for the Railway Express loading and unloading freight cars at the West Side Terminal in Manhattan, I know and appreciate first hand the value and importance of labor unions. During my years in Congress I have maintained a strong relationship with organized labor. (Last year for instance I worked closely with Anthony Simon, the head of the railway transportation unions, and Governor Cuomo to help avert an LIRR strike.) I have been very fortunate and proud to receive the endorsement of many unions during my reelection campaigns. Recently I stopped by the Babylon Headquarters of the SMART Transportation Division (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Railway & Transportation Workers) to meet with General Chairman Anthony Simon, his executive board and members to thank them for all the support they have given me over the years. These SMART members and all the others on Long Island are men and women who work hard, pay their taxes and add so much to our neighborhoods and communities. I am proud to stand with the men and women of organized labor.