Mario Mattera, who is the Republican, Conservative and Independence candidate for New York’s 2nd Senate District, was proud to accept the endorsement of the members of the Enterprise Association of Steamfitters Local 638 of the United Association. Local 638, which is now in its 135th year, represents over 8,500 hard working men and women pipefitters across the New York metropolitan area.
Mattera, who has been a member and leader of Plumbers Local #200 for over 39 years, has been dedicated to protecting the rights of union workers. Throughout his career in the union, he has continually fought to ensure that his fellow brothers and sisters have access to good paying jobs while ensuring that they have safe work environments where their rights are protected.
According to a letter from Local 638 President Patrick Dolan and Financial Secretary Treasurer Robert Egan, Mattera’s union work was a key deciding factor in the union’s decision to endorse him for the State Senate: “You are the clear choice to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Senator John Flanagan. Local 638 has already had the pleasure of working with you in Suffolk County and you are the best person to represent working families. Mario, you have the great ability to bring two sides together to settle disputes and bridge divisions…we are proud to announce our endorsement for your election, and wish you the best of luck. We look forward to working with you to create a bright future for Long Island.”
“I am so proud to have the backing of all the men and women of Local 638. I thank President Dolan and Treasurer Egan for their kind words of support and look forward to continuing to work with them to protect the rights and the futures of hard working union members in the coming years. Local 638 has led the way for many years and it is an honor to know they support my effort to represent our region in the State Senate,” stated Mattera.
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