Hochul Endorsed by Union. She picked up the backing of 32BJ SEIU. The local represents 85,000 service workers. President Kyle Bragg said, “From fighting for prevailing wages to standing up for workplace protections, Governor Kathy Hochul has been there for working families. Her unwavering commitment to the cause of labor is needed now more than ever. With enthusiasm, we endorse Governor Hochul for a full term.” She is garnering the support of organized labor. The rank and file will likely line up behind her primary run. Machine support is crucial in New York politics. It was the backbone of Cuomo’s 3 guberatorial campaigns. The organizations have moved on from him. Even if he mounts an independent run, labor is backing the incumbent this year. Hochul Endorsed by Union. The odds are against Cuomo, son of the Queens Democratic machine !!