Kim Voted First Choice of Largest Public Worker Union in Northern California
San Francisco Supervisor and mayoral candidate Jane Kim has received the endorsement of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021, which represents over 54,000 health care workers, educators, non-profit and public workers in Northern California. In the highly competitive special mayoral election on June 5th, the members of SEIU 1021 voted to make Kim their number one choice.
“San Francisco is at real risk of being a city that doesn’t have room for working or middle-class residents – the people SEIU Local 1021 represents,” said Joseph Bryant, Vice President of SEIU Local 1021. “Our members need a mayor who will work to keep those families in San Francisco so it can be a healthy, vibrant city for everyone. And we need a mayor who will stand with Labor to fight for good jobs, good pay and fair treatment. Again and again, we’ve seen that Jane Kim is the person who will fight the tough battles when working people need a champion. We’re proud to make Jane Kim our #1 Choice for Mayor.”
“I’m honored to be SEIU 1021’s top choice for mayor,” said Kim. “I’m proud of the work I’ve done in partnership with labor to invest in our residents, whether it was to make City College free or give minimum wage workers a raise to $15 an hour. We have much more to do to grow and strengthen our middle class again. As demonstrated by my decade of legislative accomplishments, I am committed to continuing this work and partnering with working people to win for San Francisco in the Mayor’s office.”
In their ranked choice endorsements, Kim received the first slot followed by London Breed and Mark Leno.
SEIU Local 1021 membership includes city, non-profit, educators and health care workers across San Francisco. Jane Kim has consistently stood up for members and workers throughout San Francisco, including leading the effort to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, restore hours for security personnel at city cultural institutions and make community college free for all residents to help them advance their education and skills-training. She is currently spearheading an effort to make early childhood education affordable for San Francisco families while elevating the wage of the workers we entrust to help care and educate our youngest children.