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ENDORSEMENT: Communications Workers of America (District 1) Endorses Lea Webb for NY State Senate



Lea Webb is the best person to represent workers in the

Southern Tier and Central New York

Today, The Communications Workers of America District 1 announced their endorsement of Lea Webb, candidate for New York State Senate in District 52.

CWA D1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said, " The Communications Workers of America District 1 is proud to endorse Lea Webb for State Senate. A union member herself, Lea is a leader who fights on behalf of everyday, working people. In a proud union state like New York, we must continue to work toward progress and we are more than confident that electing Lea Webb to the State Senate is a vital step toward that progress."

CWA District 1 represents 145,000 workers in telecommunications, health care, higher education, manufacturing, broadcast and cable televisions, commercial printing and newspapers, state and local government.

Lea Webb said, "I am thrilled to receive the CWA D1 endorsement. Their commitment to building a movement toward economic justice by empowering workers is inspiring and vital, even in a union-friendly state like New York. Working people in the Southern Tier and Central New York have long gone ignored. And unions like CWA play an integral part in defending the rights of workers across the state. I intend to be an enthusiastic partner of CWA and all of our unions as we work to rebuild and grow in the post-Covid-19 era."

Lea is a UUP/NYSUT union member who has a history of standing up for union workers. She has supported union strikes and stood on the picket line with CWA to call for better health care benefits, and voted for project labor agreements on city projects.

About Lea Webb

A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, Lea Webb was raised in a blue-collar family and is a 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. At age 26, she became the first Black woman and youngest person ever to be elected to Binghamton City Council. As a Councilwoman Lea addressed critical issues facing working families. Including the redevelopment of blighted properties into affordable housing, providing support for small businesses and championing programs to remove lead from homes. Lea is now an educator at Binghamton University.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2022

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