Working Families Celebrate Election Day Success
FROM SOUTHBAY LABOR COUNCIL — Voters throughout the South Bay demonstrated that they share the values of working families as they overwhelmingly supported candidates who had earned the endorsement of the South Bay Labor Council.
Endorsed candidates in Sunnyvale and Gilroy won handily as they advocated for quality jobs and progressive values. Perhaps the biggest successes, however, came in Palo Alto and Cupertino, where Yiawey Yeh, Sid Espinosa and Gilbert Wong all won election to City Councils, thanks in large part to the hard work of volunteers from unions throughout the South Bay who contacted thousands of voters in these communities.
Special thanks are due to the hard work of volunteers from SEIU United Healthcare Workers – West, SEIU Local 521, UFCW Local 5, ATU Local 265 and the Building Trades Council. Stalwarts Fred Hirsch (Plumbers and Fitters 393) and Kevin Connell (ATU 265) were the top volunteers for the campaign cycle. Congratulations are very much due to Labor Council Organizing Director C. J. Wilson who coordinated the campaign, resulting in this enormous success.