Local 372 Endorses Michael Blake for Congress (NY-15)


New York, NY – Assemblyman Michael Blake from the Bronx has earned the support and endorsement of Local 372, DC 37. “We know Michael is the most experienced and qualified to serve the 15th Congressional District in Washington, DC.” said Local 372 and DC37 President Shaun D. Francois, I. “Blake is well aware of the diverse needs of the district and will make sure all members will get the services working people deserve”. Local 372 members within the 15th Congressional District know the needs of the community; there is a need for federal funding, for better and safer schools, substance abuse prevention and intervention in schools, and health services.

We are confident that Michael Blake’s years in Albany working for the members in his Assembly District as well as his experience as the DNC Vice Chair makes him the best choice for the district. Local 372 stands behind Blake for Congress! Local 372 is the largest local in District Council 37, representing close to 25,000 members in the Department of Education and NYPD.


It is an honor to have the endorsement of Local 372 of DC37. President Francois I, Vice President Nesbit and their team are always reminding us that if you stay ready then you don't have to get ready. I am ready to be a voice in Washington, D.C. for South Bronx families and represent the needs of hardworking school employees, crossing guards and all members of Local 372 who devote their professional lives to keeping our communities safe and our children healthy. I thank Local 372 for believing in me so that together we can change the game for the better for union families and all Bronxites in Washington.


Together, we #BelieveInTheBx.




Local 372 represents nearly 25,000 Department of Education employees who provide essential support services to the 1.1 million children – and their families – in New York City public schools. The jobs our members do are critical in making the school system properly function. Without the work of our members, school teachers would not have the sufficient time to teach in the classrooms.