Another Labor Union Abandons Gov. Cuomo


Another labor union has snubbed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The New York State AFL-CIO on Monday announced the candidates it is endorsing in the fall elections. Notably missing from the list was Cuomo, a Democrat who was endorsed by the powerful union in 2010.

Last week, the state’s second-largest public-sector union endorsed Cuomo’s primary challenger, Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout. The teachers’ union announced it wouldn’t back anyone in the race.

Democratic candidates have long relied on support from organized labor, but Cuomo has angered some liberal members of his party by supporting charter schools and business-friendly tax cuts.