CINCINNATI – The members of Service Employees International Union Local 1 announced their endorsement of Yvette Simpson, current President Pro Tem of the Cincinnati City Council, for Mayor.
“Yvette Simpson has been a strong supporter of the members of SEIU Local 1 and will ensure all of us have access to a quality standard of living and will work to end the widespread poverty in the city,” said Yanela Sims, SEIU Local 1 Ohio Director. “Having grown up in poverty, she has clearly demonstrated that she understands our needs and will fight with working men and women for economic justice. We were proud to work with her on our contract campaign last year, and she long been a force for good in the city. I know that she will continue to work for all Cincinnatians.”
Councilwoman Simpson was a vocal supporter of the Cincinnati’s janitors and has pledged to make economic justice a priority in her administration.
“I am proud that SEIU Local 1 has endorsed my campaign for Mayor of Cincinnati,” Simpson said. “I am honored to have earned the support of a labor union that works to build strength for all working people, on the job and in our communities. I look forward to continuing to stand with and be a strong advocate for workers and their families in Cincinnati.”
Councilwoman Simpson currently is the Chair of the Human Services, Youth, and Arts committee, and serves on the Budget & Finance, Law and Public Safety, Neighborhoods and Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation committees. Simpson is also a member of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, as appointed by the City Planning Commission.
“We believe Yvette Simpson the best candidate for Cincinnati Mayor because she has stood with us over her career, always fighting for working families and our neighborhoods,” said Arnita Summerlin, a Cincinnati janitor. “I know she will continue to fight for me, my family and my neighborhood.”
SEIU Local 1 rallies behind candidates who have demonstrated a strong record on issues important to all working families. Local 1 is dedicated to achieving economic justice for all workers; part of that fight is recognizing that no one leads a single-issue life; social and racial justice are crucial in improving the lives of our members and achieving economic fairness in our country.
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Service Employees International Union Local 1 unites 50,000 workers throughout the Midwest including janitors, security officers, higher education faculty, food service workers, and others. Local 1 is committed to improving the lives of its members and all working people by winning real economic justice and standing at the forefront of the fight for immigrant, racial, and environmental justice.