CONTACT: Brian Pugh: 914-374-3960
Jennifer Puja, WPCLB: 914-328-7988
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2013
NEWS RELEASE: PUGH WINS LABOR’S BACKING FOR TOWN COUNCIL
CORTLANDT—Brian Pugh, Democratic candidate for Cortlandt Town Council, won the support of the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO. Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body’s support is further proof that Pugh is the true progressive choice for Cortlandt Town Council. Pugh also recently won the support of the Independence Party and Working Families Party and continues to campaign for the Democratic nomination in the September 10th Primary.
“I deeply appreciate the endorsement of the hardworking people represented by the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO. As a Councilman, I will work every day to keep Cortlandt a place for the middle class and those working to join the middle class,” said Brian Pugh.
“Having served on the staff of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, Brian Pugh has deep roots in the labor movement and a real respect for working people of all backgrounds. Brian will use that experience as an advocate for labor to fight for the middle class when he’s on the town board,” said Michael Carriere (IUPAT DC #9), WPCLB Vice President & PAC Co-Chairperson.
“Brian Pugh has the vision and experience to get things done for working families. That’s why I am proud that the Westchester Putnam-Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO has endorsed Brian,” Ray Vetrano (RWDSU/UFCW #338) WPCLB Vice President & PAC Co-Chairperson.
Brian Pugh is a native of Croton¬-on¬-Hudson and community activist. He is a student at Fordham University School of Law and currently works at a renewable energy company in Westchester County.
As the voice of working people in Westchester and Putnam Counties, the Westchester-Putnam Counties AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is the heart of the labor movement in the region and represents unions in the public and private sector. By uniting the labor movement and mobilizing the local community, the Council plays a critical role in local, state and national issues. In political action and community action, the Central Labor Council is “where the action is.”