Costa earns first union endorsement in BP bid

Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides, who is running for Queens borough president, received his first union endorsement in the race.

UFCW Local 1500 announced their support of the candidate last week in front of a Key Food in Oakland Gardens.

Local 1500 has 19,000 members in New York and represents supermarket workers.

It was also the first union to endorse Constantinides’s run for City Council back in 2012.

“Whether it’s fighting to save his local supermarket or pushing for better climate protections, Costa will stand up vigorously for all New Yorkers,” said Tony Speelman, president of UFCW Local 1500.

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