Councilwoman Joann Ariola is starting off her re-election campaign with some major endorsements from all three of the FDNY’s unions.
Last week, Ariola received the endorsement of the Uniformed Firefighter Association. This followed endorsements by the United Fire Officers Association and Local 2507.
“Securing the endorsements of all three unions within the FDNY is a tremendous honor,” Councilwoman Joann Ariola said. “As Chair of the Fire & Emergency Management Committee, I’ve dedicated myself to improving the lives of New York’s Bravest and receiving this kind of support tells me that I’ve been doing something right.
“Since Day one of being in office, I’ve worked to enhance safety for the FDNY’s members, defend their benefits, and make sure that they receive the respect they deserve,” the Councilwoman added. “Whether it’s fighting to get increased pay for our EMTs, to get firefighters back on the job after dismissal for COVID-19 vaccine noncompliance, or defending against attempted changes to retirees insurance, I have always been in the FDNY’s corner. That’s something that will never change. As long as I’m in the City Council, I will always make our city’s first responders a priority, and I will always work to make sure that they get the resources that they deserve.”