Dear Council Member Kallos
It is the privilege of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 246 to endorse you for Manhattan Borough President because you are fighting corruption in government and we need you to continue the fight.
Our union has been blowing the whistle on corruption and waste involving auto parts and outsourced repairs for years. When we shared our concerns with you, you not only expressed concern, but immediately held a hearing of the Contracts Committee affording us an opportunity to testify about our concerns in public and get it all out there on the record. You went further to follow up on our initial report to the Department of Investigations and even filed your own report. But you didn’t stop there, you went straight to the Mayor on this and show no signs of slowing down. As a union-side labor lawyer, you not only knows how to fight for us but how to win.
Our members repair and maintain New York City’s fleet of vehicles and we endorse Ben Kallos for Borough President to be Manhattan’s fixer!
Very truly yours,
Jospeh Colangelo, President
SEIU NYC Local 246