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Political Action Update - September 2017

Tuesday, September 12th - 8am
Kamila Hanks for City Council District 49
136 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY

Contact Eric Bischoff for details ebischoff@ufanyc.org

Starting from 9am
Republican John Quaglione for City Council District 43
Primary Day Operation
Bay Ridge Manor
476 76th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228


Elizabeth Crowley for City Council District 30
69-16 Myrtle Ave.
Glendale, Queens, NY 11385

Contact Matt DesJardin for details mdesjardin@ufanyc.org

Don't forget to Vote!

UFA Endorsements for the Upcoming Primary on September 12

Mayor - No Endorsement at this Time

Public Advocate - Letitia James, Democrat, Incumbent
Comptroller - Scott Stringer, Democrat

Bronx Borough President - Ruben Diaz, Jr., Democrat, Incumbent
Brooklyn Borough President - Eric Adams, Democrat
Queens Borough President - Melinda Katz, Democrat
Manhattan Borough President - Gale Brewer, Democrat
Staten Island Borough President - James Oddo, Republican

Brooklyn District Attorney - Eric Gonzalez, Democrat
Manhattan District Attorney - Cy Vance, Democrat, Incumbent

City Council District 1 - Margaret Chin, Democrat, Incumbent
City Council District 3 - Corey Johnson, Democrat, Incumbent
City Council District 4 - Jeffrey Mailman, Democrat
City Council District 7 - Mark Levine, Democrat

Man/Bronx: City Council District 8 - Robert Rodriguez, Democrat
Manhattan: City Council District 9 - Bill Perkins, Democrat

City Council District 10 - Ydanis Rodriguez, Democrat
City Council District 11 - Andrew Cohen, Democrat
City Council District 13 - Mark Gjonaj, Democrat
City Council District 18 - Ruben Diaz, Sr., Democrat
City Council District 19 - Paul Vallone, Democrat
City Council District 20 - Peter Koo, Democrat
City Council District 21 - Francisco Moya, Democrat
City Council District 22 - Costa Constantinides, Democrat
City Council District 23 - Barry Grodenchik, Democrat
City Council District 24 - Rory Lancman, Democrat
City Council District 25 - Daniel Dromm, Democrat
City Council District 26 - Jimmy Van Bramer, Democrat
City Council District 28 - Adrienne Adams, Democrat
City Council District 29 - Karen Koslowitz, Democrat
City Council District 30 - Elizabeth Crowley, Democrat
City Council District 32 - Eric Ulrich, Republican
City Council District 33 - Stephen Levin, Democrat
City Council District 38 - Felix Ortiz, Democrat
City Council District 41 - Henry Butler, Democrat
City Council District 43 - John Quaglione, Republican
City Council District 44 - Kalman Yeger, Democrat
City Council District 45 - Jumaane Williams, Democrat
City Council District 46 - Alan Maisel, Democrat
City Council District 48 - Chaim M. Deutsch, Democrat
City Council District 49 - Kamillah Payne-Hanks, Democrat
City Council District 50 - Steven Matteo, Republican
City Council District 51 - Joe Borelli, Republican, Incumbent

    New York State Assembly was called back in session and the following Bills benefiting UFA members were able to be passed:

  • Omnibus Bill - including: NYS Bills S-6550 & A-8115
    "Amend the General Municipal Law to allow certain uniformed members of public retirement systems who are subject to the provisions of Article 14 of the Retirement and Social Security Law to be eligible to file for an accidental disability benefit regardless of whether he or she is eligible for a normal service retirement benefit. The bill would also allow retirees who are receiving an accidental disability pension to continue to do so despite being disapproved from receiving a federal social security disability pension." This clears up previous language under SSL Section 507 in regards to FDNY, NYPD, Corrections and Sanitation Tier 3/6 Accidental Disability Pensions and removes the Post Retirement Employment restrictions.

  • LOD Widows COLA - S4588 (Golden) A06286A (Joyner)
    "This legislation extends the escalation of a cost of living increase of approximately 3% for all line-of-duty widows or widowers for fiscal year 2017-18."

The UFA would like to thank Senator Marty Golden and Assemblyman Peter Abbate for working on the creation and passing of these Bills. We also want to extend our thanks to Senator Flanagan and Assemblyman Heastie for all of their work on The Omnibus Bill and making sure our Bills were included. The UFA thanks Governor Cuomo for calling the Assembly back into session, and signing the Bill.

Constitutional Convention

The UFA will be keeping the membership informed on the importance of voting NO over the next few months leading up to November 7th Election Day, when the Constitutional Convention referendum will be on the ballot, We are working with the NY AFL/CIO, IAFF, NYSPFFA among many labor groups, in a concerted effort to get the word out.

Pending Legislation The UFA Supports

Improper and illegal building conversions - S.1496 (Avella)
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of illegal conversion or alteration of real property and to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to civil penalties for unlawful conversions.

Register to Vote

The easiest way to register to vote is through the elections.ny.gov website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your delegate.

The first step in getting involved in the political process is registering to vote!