BROOKLYN, NY – During his Official Campaign Launch yesterday, Jason Salmon announced that he received the backing of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), Region 9A. Nationally, the UAW represents more than 400,000 members from the automobile, aerospace, academic, and agricultural industry. With more than 600 union locals throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and approximately 30,000 members in the New York City area, UAW Region 9A’s endorsement is a testament to Jason Salmon’s commitment to fighting for workers rights, fair wages, and job security.
“Jason understands that in order for our communities to thrive, we need to support working families and provide a living wage, decent benefits, and a safe work environment,” said Beverley Brakeman, Regional Director of UAW Region 9A. “As a labor ally, Jason understands the need for unions to exist and will fight to ensure that workers continue to have the opportunity to unionize, bargain for better wages, working conditions, and benefits. UAW Region 9A is proud to support Jason Salmon’s bid for State Senate, both in the streets and in the voting booths, and we look forward to working with him in the fight for workers’ rights.
“Receiving the support of UAW is truly an honor. The work that UAW has done in the 25th district is admirable and I am proud to stand alongside the men and women that work tirelessly to ensure workers have respectable wages, generous benefits, and the
right to organize. In the Senate, I know I will work side-by-side with unions like UAW to ensure workers and their families have the support that they deserve. With UAW’s guidance, I know we can give working families a voice in Albany,” said Jason Salmon.
In recent years, UAW Region 9A has made strong strides to improve the daily lives of working people in the 25th district. Most recently, the administrative workers and cinema staff of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) voted in favor of joining Local 2110 UAW by an 82% margin. UAW Region 9A’s endorsement comes just days after he announced that Salmon had been endorsed by New York City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca.
About Jason Salmon Jason Salmon is a life-long resident of Clinton Hill-Fort Greene and an experienced community organizer and activist. Born into a multi-racial family – his father is Black and his mother is White – Jason attended P.S. 20. In the summer of 2014, his life changed dramatically when his childhood friend was killed by the police. These tragedies drove Jason to serve as a community organizer and activist, and eventually as a volunteer for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and liaison to Communities United for Police Reform (CPR). Jason then served as a Community Liaison for Senator Velmanette Montgomery where, for nearly 3 years, he was in the front lines serving the communities of the 25th District.
Today, Jason is running on a platform centered on criminal justice reform, ending mass incarceration, advocating for police reform, fighting for equity in our education system and addressing the affordable housing crisis.