Local Unions Rally Around Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s Re-election.


Yonkers’ local labor unions strongly supported Mayor Mike Spano’s re-election campaign on, Monday, October 30th. At a press conference, Teamsters Local 456, PBA, CLSA, MTA PBA, Local 628, UFOA, CSEA, YFT, SEIU, 32BJ, ALF-CIO, and AFSCME endorsed the Mayor’s campaign, praising his dedication to the well-being of Yonkers and its residents.

This landmark event underscored the Mayor’s unwavering commitment to the working people of Yonkers and the positive changes he has spearheaded during his tenure. The array of unions present, representing a broad spectrum of Yonkers’ workforce, showcased the broad appeal and significance of Mayor Spano’s leadership.

In a powerful address to the gathered supporters, Mayor Spano expressed his gratitude and dedication to their cause, saying,

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the overwhelming support of these esteemed unions. We have worked together to move our city forward, and this endorsement reaffirms our shared commitment to making Yonkers an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

The unions’ leaders, in turn, praised Mayor Spano’s proven track record in addressing key issues like economic development, education, public safety, and infrastructure improvement. They believe that his experience and vision are vital for the continued growth and prosperity of Yonkers.

The coalition of local unions that endorsed Mayor Spano’s re-election campaign includes:

Teamsters Local 456

PBA (Police Benevolent Association)

CLSA (Captains, Lieutenants, and Sergeants Benevolent Association)

MTA PBA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police) 

Local 628 (Yonkers Firefighters)

UFOA (Uniformed Fire Officers Association)

CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association)

YFT (Yonkers Federation of Teachers)

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

32BJ (Building Service Workers Union, SEIU)

ALF-CIO (The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations)

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees)

Mayor Spano faces the challenge of Republican City Councilman Anthony Merante. News 12 reported a third candidate in the Yonkers Mayoral race, Allison Abramson, who is running under the Working Families Party.

Early Voting for the General Election began Saturday, October 28, 2023, and runs through Sunday, November 5th, click here to see your early voting centers and hours.

AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief and co-owner of Black Westchester, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Rap Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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