They Endorse Senator Dilan

With unparalleled training, skill and pride in their work, members of the BAC Local 1 NY have built and restored some of the most iconic buildings in New York City and Long Island including the Empire State Building, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Chrysler Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Terminal, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and the World Trade Center Memorial.

BAC Local 7 is a Mega Local that was established by the merger of several individual BAC Allied Crafts into one autonomous unit. The stunning and artisan work at Museums, Schools, Libraries, Transportation Centers and Condominium Projects was probably completed by members of Local 7.

The New York Building Trade Congress provides a unique forum to advance an industry-wide agenda focusing on economic and infrastructure investment, job creation, and professional exchange. These goals require the dedicated involvement and cooperation of the contractors, architects, engineers, unions, real estate managers, developers, and owners who comprise the building community. On behalf of more than 400 constituent organizations comprising more than 250,000 skilled tradespeople and professionals, the Building Congress supports sound public policy, promotes productive capital spending, encourages public/private partnerships, and evaluates the implementation of major government projects.

The New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC) is one of the largest chapters of NASW in the country. Founded in 1955, NASW-NYC represents professional social workers who are working throughout the five boroughs, primarily in public and non-profit organizations. Social workers are also in private practice and in other for-profit service related settings.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is the 109th Mayor of New York City. From his early days as a young City Hall staffer, to serving on his local school board, to his most recent position as Public Advocate for the City of New York, Bill de Blasio has spent his life fighting to ensure that every New Yorker - in every neighborhood throughout our five boroughs - gets a fair shot. 

The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families.  Its members live and work in every community in our state, and reflect the diversity that makes New York great. Its State Federation, which is the largest in the country, is committed to the fight for social and economic justice.  The foundation of the AFL-CIO movement is the belief that we are stronger together.

The Mason Tenders' District Council of Greater New York and Long Island has emerged as one of the most progressive and aggressive labor organizations in the nation. The nearly 15,000 members of the Mason Tenders District Council (MTDC) include construction workers, asbestos and hazardous materials handlers, Catholic High School teachers, recycling and waste handlers.

The Public Employees Federation (PEF) exists to promote the welfare of its members by representing them with respect to all terms and conditions of employment.  PEF shall support and defend the concepts of individual merit and ethical performance as criteria for public service employees in order to best promote efficient delivery of services to the citizens of New York State.

“Every year of Senator Dilan’s tenure in the Senate he has stood with our members and been a dedicated advocate for everything from the $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and healthcare, to greater environmental protections and election reforms,” said Helen Schaub, 1199SEIU vice president for policy and legislation.


1199SEIU is the largest union in New York State and the largest healthcare worker union in the nation. They represent over 220,000 nurses and healthcare workers in New York City, more than 250,000 members in New York State, and over 400,000 total members along the East Coast.

“Senator Dilan has always been someone I can count on to do the right thing for our communities. As his former colleague in the NYC Council, I have witnessed his leadership and his commitment to those he represents. I am proud to support his reelection and know that his experience is needed to get things done in Albany.”

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest union of property service workers in the U.S. with more than 155,000 members. 32BJ’s mission is to build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change lives for the better, improve communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

District Council 37 (DC37) provide the clerical, maintenance, and technical work that keeps New York City running. DC37 members care for the sick, the children, the elderly. They maintain bridges, parks, roads and subways, and staff the hospitals, schools, libraries, social service centers and city colleges. Our state members uphold rent regulations and serve as interpreters and reporters in the courts.

The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel workers in the New York City metropolitan area, the Capital Region of New York State, and New Jersey. HTC represents approximately 32,000 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments, as wells as approximately 75 percent of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City.

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is a union of 37,000 frontline nurses standing together for strength at work, their practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. They are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.  NYSNA nurses are uniting with patients to keep hospitals open for care, protect patient care, and stop the for-profit takeover of hospitals. NYSNA also advocates for laws that set safe staffing levels, protect nursing and their patients, and guarantee healthcare for all.

"RWDSU is proud to endorse State Senator Martin Malave Dilan for reelection. He has voted time and again in favor of issues that are important to our working families. He has stood with carwash workers in Brooklyn fighting for fair wages and worker protections, and he supported the nation's strongest paid family leave legislation while in Albany and the fight for $15 minimum wage." 

Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. 

For over three quarters of a century, the RWDSU has fought for the rights of working people. The roots of the RWDSU were laid down in the 1930s when a group of local unions including retail clerks and warehouse workers in New York City banded together. 

“My relationship with Martin goes beyond politics and governance; he is a friend. Without doubt, I know he cares about his community. I have witnessed him fighting for what is important for us in Albany. He fought for the increase in minimum wage to $15, advocated on behalf of undocumented young people for access to college tuition, worked to ban Hydro-fracking in NY and battled Senate Republicans to protect minority voting rights. I look forward to partnering with Senator Dilan in the years to come to do more for Brooklyn.”


New York City Councilmember, Rafael L. Espinal Jr.



“Senator Dilan has supported some of the most progressive policies in Albany. Just last year he championed an increase in the minimum wage and the nation’s strongest paid family leave to help New York's struggling families. He has fought for affordable housing, education and transit funding. He has the experience and record North Brooklyn needs in Albany.”


New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is more than 600,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. We are classroom teachers, college and university faculty and professional staff, school bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teacher assistants and aides, nurses and healthcare technicians.


NYSUT is a federation of more than 1,200 local unions, each representing its own members. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA). We are also part of organized labor - the AFL-CIO - and of Education International, with more than 20 million members world wide.

“The UFT is proud to support state Sen. Martin Dilan. He has fought school closings and for New York City public schools to get their fair share in Albany. Sen. Dilan will continue fighting for working families and will be a voice for parents, teachers and students."

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers.


The UFT, represents approximately 200,000 members, and is the sole bargaining agent for most of the non-supervisory educators who work in the New York City public schools. They represent approximately 75,000 teachers and 19,000 classroom paraprofessionals, along with school secretaries, attendance teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, adult education teachers, administrative law judges, nurses, laboratory technicians, speech therapists, and 60,000 retired members.

"I have known Marty for over a decade on many different levels; as an intern when I first arrived in the legislature, as a staff member in the Senate, and now as a colleague. Beyond his accomplishments in years of service, I can attest to his character. No matter my status, he treated me with respect. He truly is a man of the people. He is someone that always does the right thing for the community and I’m proud to call him a friend.”

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chairman of the NYS Puerto Rican & Hispanic Taskforce

"Senator Dilan is an expert on public transit and is an incredible asset to all working communities in New York City." TWU Local 100 President, John Samuelsen.


Transport Workers Union of America Local 100 represents approximately 42,000 New York City public transportation system and some private bus lines serving the New York City metropolitan area. Members include those who operate trains, maintain the trains and tracks, staff the token booths, clean platforms and subway cars, and service and repair mechanical equipment such as elevators and escalators.
"I am proud to support Senator Martin Dilan for re-election.  I have known Senator Dilan for over 10 years as a fighter for working families, a defender of quality services for our children and seniors, a champion of local economic opportunity, and a leader for safe streets and improved public transportation.  As a constituent, I look forward to voting to re-elect Senator Martin Dilan on Tuesday, September 13."  New York City Council Member, Stephen Levin.

 “From tenant rights, to ethics reform, to public transportation Senator Dilan has been on the front lines fighting for key progressive issues for decades. He’s proven time and again that he has the experience and skills necessary to help clean up Albany and pass meaningful legislation that will improve the lives of New York’s working families. I strongly support his campaign for re-election, and look forward to working alongside him next year when Democrats win back control of the State Senate.” Senator Brad Hoylman.

"I have worked with Senator Dilan since 2009 and have seen first-hand his commitment to the issues he fights for." Senator Daniel Squadron.

“I have known Senator Dilan for many years. He has always been an individual of honor and commitment. I respect his efforts and partnership in Albany as we tackle some of our neighborhoods’ greatest concerns. Most recently we have worked to ensure Swingin' 60’s remains a vital community space and to punish unscrupulous landlords when they sabotage rental units. I look forward to finishing these efforts and others with him in the future.” Assemblyman Joseph Lentol.

“Marty and I have partnered on many progressive issues that impact everyday New Yorkers, and I am proud to endorse him for reelection," said State Senator Adriano Espaillat. "I know Senator Dilan will continue the critical work of protecting the rights of tenants and workers throughout our state. He is someone who tirelessly advocates for the communities he represents, and I am proud to advocate for him to continue to serve in the New York State Senate."

“I’m  proud to endorse my colleague Senator Martin Dilan for his re-election bid.  I have worked in partnership with Senator Dilan during my tenure in the Senate; Senator Dilan was always in the forefront advocating for his constituency. In my capacity as Brooklyn Borough President, I am proud to say that Senator Dilan has pushed even harder and advocated for the wellbeing of the community that he was elected to serve.” Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams.

The New York League of Conservation Voters is the only statewide environmental organization in New York that fights for clean water, clean air, renewable energy and open space through political action. They’re non-partisan, pragmatic and effective. NYLCV believes that the environment should be a top concern among voters, candidates and the media in every election and at every level of government, every single year.

CSA proudly endorses State Senator Martin Malave Dilan for reelection to Brooklyn’s 18th Senatorial District seat. A former New York City Council and Community School Board member, Senator Dilan has championed education, voter rights and traffic safety issues throughout his years of public service. As a Community School Board member he was instrumental in securing state of the art computers for the public schools in his district. Under Senator Dilan’s watch, portions of his Brooklyn Senatorial district – which includes Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Cypress Hills, City-Line, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Brownsville – have enjoyed some of the most robust economic development in the borough. Senator Dilan has fought to preserve and improve our city’s existing housing stock, and has proposed growing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s budget as a way to lower fares. Senator Dilan has earned the support and admiration of his constituents and all city residents. His dedication to public service is why CSA proudly endorses Senator Martin Malave Dilan for reelection in the 18th Senatorial District.

The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City was founded in 1986 as the first and only citywide LGBT Democratic organization in New York City.  They continue to advocate for legislation that guarantees equality and fairness for the LGBT community in NYC, representing the political ideas, ideals, concerns, and priorities of the LGBT community of New York City and New York State.

National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice New York) supports long-time champions of reproductive rights.


The National Institute for Reproductive Health is working toward a society in which each person has the freedom to control their reproductive and sexual lives. They believe that building a strong interconnected, yet decentralized movement focused on changing policy and the public discourse on reproductive health, rights, and justice is essential to reaching their goals.

The late 1970s and early 1980s were an interesting period for the burgeoning disability rights movement. The effects of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act - mandating disability access - and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  were beginning to take shape. People with disabilities (PWDs) were pursuing an education and holding out the possibility of employment. At the time, virtually the only form of accessible transportation was Medicaid funded ambulettes. Trips had to be arranged in advance, and if not approved for Medicaid reimbursement, were extremely costly.

The community in New York City began to seek inexpensive and accessible public transport, where an individual could go virtually anywhere without advance planning. New Yorkers living with disabilities began to organize, and in doing so have helped support disabled New Yorkers and candidates that represent their interests for decades.

The 504 Democratic Club organizes the annual Disability Independence Day March, and recently founded the Taxis for All Campaign, that is bringing wheelchair-accessible taxis and liveries to New York City.

The New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (NYCPBA) is the largest labor union representing officers of the New York City Police Department.