New York State AFL-CIO Endorses Robert Zimmerman in NY-03 Democratic Primary

By Zimmerman for Congress | July 7, 2022

New York State AFL-CIO Endorses Robert Zimmerman in NY-03 Democratic Primary

Great Neck, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO has announced its endorsement of Robert Zimmerman in the Democratic primary for Congress in New York’s 3rd District. In its statement announcing the endorsement of Zimmerman as part of its 2022 slate, the NYS AFL-CIO said it had “carefully researched candidates before making these recommendations as the best choices for working people in New York State.” Zimmerman has emerged as the frontrunner in the NY-03 Democratic primary and is the only leading candidate to-date to receive backing from organized labor.

Democratic Congressional Candidate Robert Zimmerman: “I’m honored and proud to announce that I’ve been endorsed by the New York State AFL-CIO. Union values are core American values, and organized labor is the backbone of our country and our communities here in NY-03. I am proud to be the candidate of organized labor in this race. Labor will always be my partner and have a seat at the table for as long as I serve in Congress, and I am ready to be a tireless advocate and fighter for working families. From fighting to pass the PRO Act to advocating for fair pay, safe workplace conditions, and better benefits – protecting working families will be my priority in DC.”

In addition to the NYS AFL-CIO, Zimmerman has been endorsed by the following individual unions:

  • New York State United Teachers
  • Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union
  • Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union Local 338
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500
  • District Council 9, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
  • National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 300
  • American Federation of Government Employees District 2

About Robert Zimmerman:

Robert Zimmerman is an activist, Democratic Party leader, and business owner running for Congress in New York’s 3rd District. A resident of Great Neck, Robert has proudly been a leading advocate for defending voting rights, combating the climate crisis, protecting the right to a safe and legal abortion, and preventing gun violence, among other issues. Since entering the race for NY-03, Robert has led the Democratic field in fundraising and endorsements from across the district.

The Democratic Congressional Primary is now scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd. For more information on Robert’s campaign, please visit