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Moving Forward letter released May 4, 2015

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  • To whom it may concern:

    New York is the most competitive city in the world, and businesses that hope to succeed here must operate smoothly and efficiently to remain competitive. Moving offices is a crucial time for these companies, and they need the safest, most experienced movers to provide a seamless transition.

    Commercial movers also play a key role in the day-to-day operations of companies all over the City, and they must be as trusted as any employees. Businesses that do not hire qualified movers risk accidents, costly delays and even stolen or damaged furniture and materials.

    Moving Forward was formed by Teamsters Local 814 and its affiliated companies to raise awareness about the difference a quality commercial mover can make when it comes to safety and security for clients, and to ensure the fair and responsible treatment of workers.

    We support Moving Forward because:

    Moving Forward is affiliated with Teamsters Local 814, which is the only commercial moving union recognized by the regions leading labor organizations: the Greater New York Building and Construction Trades Council, the Central Labor Council and the AFL-CIO. These organizations only accept a union if it provides a living wage, benefits and true representation to its members.

    Since some unions do not provide these things, organizations like the AFL-CIO provide important validation to businesses looking for a moving company with a union it can trust.

    Moving Forward ensures that all of its workers are experienced movers who uphold the highest standards in the industry and provide quality service to New Yorks commercial tenants.

    Moving Forward understands the importance of paying middle class wages and benefits so that its workers can provide for their families.

    We applaud Moving Forward and Local 814 for their efforts to promote higher standards of quality and security for all commercial moving companies, and for working to ensure middle class wages and benefits for all workers.

    An open letter in support of Teamsters Local 814 moving companiesfrom NYCs elected officials and labor leaders

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  • We strongly encourage any company in need of a commercial mover to look no further than the companies who are affiliated with these organizations.

    Sincerely,

    Inez BarronNew York City Councilmember

    District 42

    Costa ConstantinidesNew York City Councilmember

    District 22

    Elizabeth CrowleyNew York City Councilmember

    District 30

    Rafael EspinalNew York City Councilmember

    District 37

    Daniel GarodnickNew York City Councilmember

    District 4

    Vanessa GibsonNew York City Councilmember

    District 16

    Corey JohnsonNew York City Councilmember

    District 3

    Ben KallosNew York City Councilmember

    District 5

    Rory LancmanNew York City Councilmember

    District 24

    Brad LanderNew York City Councilmember

    District 39

    Stephen LevinNew York City Councilmember

    District 33

    Antonio ReynosoNew York City Councilmember

    District 34

    Jerrold NadlerU.S. Representative

    New York State 10th Congressional District

    Letitia JamesNew York City Public Advocate

    Dan QuartNew York State Assemblymember

    District 73

    Bill LiptonNew York State Director

    Working Families Party

    Adriano EspaillatNew York State Senator

    District 31

    Ruben Diaz, Jr.Bronx Borough President

    Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President

    Eric AdamsBrooklyn Borough President

    Mario CilentoPresident

    New York State AFL-CIO

    Vincent AlvarezPresident

    AFL-CIO New York City and Central Labor Council

    George MirandaPresident

    Teamsters Joint Council 16