Friday, August 9, 2013


Five CSEA Locals from Monroe County PAC's unanimously endorsed
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards for re-election. photo provided
CSEA endorses Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards

ROCHESTER – CSEA has endorsed Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards in the 2013 Primary. Primary Day is Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Mayor Tom Richards has crafted a great working relationship with the public sector and private sector trade unions as well as the local business community,” said CSEA Monroe County Local Political Action Committee Chairman Ove Overmyer. “Mayor Richards has clearly demonstrated a vision and ability to improve public safety, balance budgets, create private sector jobs and improve our educational efforts through literacy, supporting our public workers and facilitating open communication with the Rochester City School District. CSEA wholeheartedly supports the re-election campaign of Rochester Mayor Tom Richards.”

Richards credits public employees and CSEA for building a partnership with the city throughout his term in office.

"One of the primary reasons that Rochester has been able manage our fiscal challenges has been our ability to work in partnership with our public employees," said Mayor Richards. "Rochester is fortunate to have a dedicated workforce who shares a desire to build a stronger community and I thank the members of CSEA for their support."

CSEA-represented Rochester voters work for public and private employers, including New York State, Monroe County, the City of Rochester, and the private healthcare industry.

CSEA is New York State’s leading union, representing employees of New York State and its counties, towns, villages, school districts, library systems, authorities and public corporations. Together with a growing population of private sector members and retirees, CSEA forms a union 290,000 strong. It is also the largest affiliate (and Local 1000) of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which, in turn, is one of the largest affiliates of the AFL-CIO.

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