The Real Deal New York

REBNY, union to evaluate mayoral candidates

February 19, 2013 05:30PM

The union that represents doormen and service workers is teaming up with the Real Estate Board of New York to screen mayoral candidates beginning this week, Capital New York reported.

The groups — which have often been at odds over the years — will ask the Democratic mayoral candidates questions at the Sheraton beginning tomorrow. Next month, the group will screen the Republican mayoral candidates.

The 32BJ SEIU union, which represents doormen and service workers nationwide, endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his most recent mayoral campaign.

REBNY does not endorse candidates. However, the real estate industry is often the source of big donations to city, state and federal political candidates, as The Real Deal has previously reported. [Capital New York] –Hayley Kaplan