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Teamsters Joint Council 16 Applauds Heastie Election as Speaker

NEW YORK, NY – George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, made the following statement today in response to Assemblyman Carl Heastie’s election as Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 workers in Downstate New York.

“Assemblyman Carl Heastie’s vision for inclusive leadership will transform and strengthen the Assembly. He has always been a friend of New York workers. As chair of the Labor Committee, Carl has has been their voice in Albany, protecting workers on the job and ensuring they earn good wages for their families. He will provide the transparency and reform that the Assembly needs. Carl Heastie will be an exceptional Speaker for the New York State Assembly.”

Contact: Alex Moore, Teamsters Joint Council 16