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City Council approves letter to NYRA supporting unionization of backstretch workers.

At its September 19 meeting, the Saratoga Springs City Council voted unanimously to send a letter to NYRA David O’Rouke, supporting the organizing effort of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1430 to provide backstretch workers with representation by the union. Since trainers rather NYRA itself hires backstretch workers, the letter requests “that you distribute this letter to the trainers and other backstretch employers, so they are aware of our support.” The full text of the letter, which was signed by all five members, is here.