Amalgamated Transit Union Local #1145
Endorses Lea Webb for State Senate
The People-Powered Campaign Continues to Gain Momentum
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK — Today the Amalgamated Transit Union Local #1145 announced their endorsement of Lea Webb for State Senate District 53.
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union perform jobs vital to the mobility of U.S. and Canadian citizens. Their membership includes public and school bus, light rail, public and school bus operators, paratransit operators and more.
“ATU Local 1145 proudly endorses Lea Webb for State Senate. A union member and longtime supporter of labor, I know Lea to be a quality public servant and a steadfast advocate for workers. From her time in the Binghamton City Council, when she worked with us to stop cuts to vital bus routes and led the fight for equal pay legislation, Lea has proven herself to be the best candidate for labor. We proudly stand with her as we head into the primary this June.” said Peter Schiraldi, President of ATU Local #1145.
“New York, much like the rest of the Nation, was built by unions. As a proud union member, I understand how vital unions are in the fight for fair wages, benefits and security for the middle- and working class. I want to thank Local 1145 for their endorsement and I look forward to partnering with ATU and all the unions in our region, to make the Southern Tier and Central New York a more fair and equitable place for all workers, ” said Lea Webb, candidate for New York State Senate.
Local #1145 joins a growing list of supporters for Lea Webb.
The Democratic Primary is on June 28, 2022. Voters can learn more about Webb’s campaign at leawebb.com
About Lea Webb
Lea Webb was the first African American and youngest person ever elected to the Binghamton City Council, and she is an award-winning activist who has been recognized as one of tomorrow's leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project. SShe has more than 15 years of experience as a Community Organizer leading efforts on various social and environmental justice issues; quality education, health care, access to fresh foods and sustainable jobs. She has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, the creation of a city based human rights commission, establishing a city wide climate action plan, and other equity based legislation.
She has more than 15 years of experience as a Community Organizer leading efforts on various social and environmental justice issues; quality education, health care, access to fresh foods and sustainable jobs. She has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, the creation of a city based human rights commission, establishing a city wide climate action plan, and other equity based legislation.
A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, raised in a blue-collar family and proud graduate of public school, Webb is a first generation graduate of SUNY Broome, where she earned a degree in liberal arts and sciences, and Binghamton University, where she earned a degree in neuroscience. Lea is now an educator at Binghamton University, where she develops diversity and inclusion training and programs for faculty, staff, and students to advance its goals of fostering diversity and respect. She is a national trainer with Vote Run Lead, training thousands of women across the country on how to run for elected office. She is a Co-Chair/Co-Founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention and a Founding Board Member of Local Progress. Lea was and was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga Branch of the NAACP for her significant contributions to her community.
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