Teamsters Local 814 Backs Costa Constantinides for Queens Borough President

February 27, 2020

QUEENS, NY – Teamsters Local 814, the union representing professional movers, art handlers, warehouse and race track workers, today endorsed Costa Constantinides as the next Queens Borough President. The 95-year-old local is the latest in a growing wave of support for the Astoria native’s progressive movement to transform Queens.

“Local 814 has literally been moving Queens — and our entire city – for almost a decade century,” said Costa Constantinides, progressive candidate for Queens Borough President. “They fight to guarantee our movers, art handlers, and warehouse workers can do the best job in the City in a safe environment, with fair pay and good benefits. It has also been one of the most progressive unions in New York, and I am so grateful for the continued partnership with Jason Ide and the men and women of Local 814.”

The union joins a growing coalition of labor unions, community leaders, and elected officials to support Constantinides. Local 814 is known for its activism, its spirited contract fights and its consistent leadership on issues of land use, responsible development and the need for good union jobs for local New Yorkers. To learn more about Local 814, visit: www.ibt814.com.

“Queens needs a BP who will put the issues of working-class residents – whether that’s affordable housing or union jobs – ahead of the interests of corporations and developers,” says Local 814 Political Coordinator Julian Tysh. “Costa’s one of the few elected officials that’s done that time after time,” adds Tysh, “and that’s why we’re proud to stand with him.”

Local 814 joins its brother and sisters from Teamsters Local 553, UFCW Local 1500 and IUOE Local 94 in supporting Constantinides’ run for Borough President. Last year, the second-term Council Member unveiled a game-changing plan to protect and expand the labor movement in Queens. As Borough President, Constantinides has pledged to block any major Queens land use decision that doesn’t have a labor component, request legislation to create an agency that investigates workplace harassment, and commission a study on the benefits of a four-day work week.

Costa Constantinides currently serves in the New York City Council, where he represents western Queens and chairs the Committee on Environmental Protection. His legislative accomplishments include the Climate Mobilization Act, a Green New Deal for New York City, as well as the historic 80% reduction by 2050 of carbon emissions commitment. Costa lives in his native Astoria with his wife and son.

For more information, visit: www.votecosta.com.



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