Syracuse, NY – On Wednesday, Dana Balter, Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-24, joined laborers from across the region who united with UAW members striking for fair wages. Balter addressed those in attendance, thanking them for their hard work and committed to be a partner for organized labor when she’s in Congress.
“I want to say thank you for all the incredible hard work that you do and that the labor movement has done for generations in this country, it’s made all of our lives better,” said Dana Balter to laborers on the picket line. “I’m sick and tired of living in a country where our lawmakers put corporate greed and corporate profit above all else. There is no legitimate reason why a corporation should make tens of billions of dollars and CEOs should make tens of millions of dollars when the workers who generate those profits have to come out here…to demand to be treated fairly.”
Balter also shared the story of her great aunt, who is 101 years old and lives in Rochester, and her late great uncle who were holocaust survivors. Balter’s uncle worked for GM in Rochester for 40 years and her aunt still receives pension benefits, thanks to the rights of works that the labor movement fought for.