SEIU Local 1 Endorses Ameya Pawar for Chicago City Treasurer

Major progressive union representing 50,000  janitors, security officers, residential doorstaff and more makes endorsement in City Treasurer race

CHICAGO – At the forefront of the fight for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice, SEIU Local 1 announced its endorsement of Alderman Ameya Pawar for Chicago City Treasurer. 

“Alderman Pawar has demonstrated his commitment to improving the lives of Chicago’s working families,” said SEIU Local 1 President Tom Balanoff. “SEIU Local 1 members across the city are ready to do what it takes to get him elected and look forward to working together to lift all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.”

“More than ever, we need elected leaders who will fight alongside us on issues like a $15 minimum wage and union rights,” said Chicago Public Schools custodian Paula Henriquez. “Local 1 members are ready to get out the vote in our communities for Alderman Ameya Pawar because he stood with us in many of our fights and will continue to do so.”

“Whether fighting for fair wages and better working conditions at O’Hare Airport or walking the picket line with striking window washers, I am proud to have always stood with the members of SEIU Local 1,” said City Treasurer candidate and 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar. “I am grateful to have their support as we center the needs of working families in the Office of the City Treasurer.”

Representing more than 50,000 working people, Local 1 janitors, security officers, residential doorstaff and more support candidates who have demonstrated strong records on issues important to working families.  By coming together on the job, SEIU Local 1 members are winning higher wages, better benefits and a brighter future for their families and their communities.



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