The Civil Service Employees Association on Thursday endorsed two of New York's longest-serving Democratic officials: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
CSEA is the state's largest public workers union, representing 300,000 state and local employees in New York.
Schumer, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998, is seeking a fifth term this year.
“As majority leader and New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer has come through for all New Yorkers during a national time of crisis,” CSEA President Mary Sullivan said. “His leadership and work with the decision-makers in Washington to deliver needed federal relief to New York made sure our essential workers kept delivering their vital services, and that New Yorkers weren’t left behind.”
DiNapoli was first appointed to the comptroller's office in 2007 and was elected outright in 2010. He's long enjoyed support for the state's labor unions.
“As the sole trustee of our state pension funds, Tom DiNapoli has managed through very difficult times to keep our pension system stronger than ever,” Sullivan said. “He has maintained retirement security for public workers, kept the fund among the best-funded in the country, and managed to lower costs to taxpayers, all at the same time. He is truly the best comptroller New York has ever known and he deserves to be reelected. CSEA will stand strongly behind Tom DiNapoli.”