SEIU Local 500 Endorses Catherine Pugh for Baltimore Mayor

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SEIU Local 500 President Merle Cuttitta was proud of the union’s decision to endorse a staunch advocate for worker rights:

“Catherine’s work on behalf of Baltimore families and working people across Maryland made her the obvious choice. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, she has been a leader in the fight to expand collective bargaining rights to all employees at Maryland’s community colleges – from adjunct faculty to groundskeepers. Baltimore faces many challenges and to overcome those challenges, that great city needs a mayor whose number one goal is raising families up and giving all working people the opportunity to build a better life of themselves and their community.”

Local 500 member and political activist, Aletheia McCaskill, added:

“I was not surprised when First Lady, Michelle Obama invited Senator Pugh to attend last year’s State of the Union. Senator Pugh’s support for earned sick leave reaped her the invitation and that is just one reason I’m proud to support her. As a child care provider, I have seen how parents struggle between losing a shift at work or taking their sick child to the doctor- or even losing a job. I am proud to be from Baltimore, a city that needs a mayor who puts our families and children first.”

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