1199 Leads Effort Boosting Mark-Viverito

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: Getty)
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: Getty)

The city’s powerful healthcare workers union says they are lobbying for one City Council speaker hopeful, Melissa Mark-Viverito, without Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s urging. Continue reading “1199 Leads Effort Boosting Mark-Viverito”

Bill de Blasio Bets on 1199 as Mayoral Race Heats Up

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaking to 1199 retirees today.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaking to 1199 retirees yesterday.

There were two big winners in this week’s long-awaited polls, and Bill de Blasio was not one of them.

But the public advocate, brushing off the numbers, has been working on shoring up support in his base. He spent yesterday afternoon pumping up the retires of 1199 SEIU, his largest union backer.

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Keith Wright Calls In The Troops for David Weprin, 1199 Slated to Meet Today

david weprin Keith Wright Calls In The Troops for David Weprin, 1199 Slated to Meet TodayA reader passes along the follow letter from Manhattan Democratic chairman Keith Wright, urging members of the local county party to cross the river (a big ask for Manhattanites) to help get out the vote for David Weprin the closing days of the Congressional race between Weprin and Bob Turner.
The letter is further proof that the race for this Brooklyn-Queens seat is closer than expected. Want further proof? According to a source, the powerhouse political operation over at SEIU 1199 is meeting today to decide whether or not they need to get further involved in the race as well.