ALBANY, NY – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has endorsed Senator Terrence Murphy for re-election in the 40th Senate District amid news that U.S. weekly job claims have dropped to a 49-year low since Murphy took office. NFIB is the leading small-business association with ten thousand members in New York representing nearly every conceivable type of employer or industry in the state’s economy.
“Businesses are not built by passing laws and overregulation, they have to stand on their own merit,” Senator Murphy said. “As a lifelong small business owner, I know that better than most. I’m proud to carry the NFIB banner and work for a New York first policy that helps ordinary New Yorkers.”
“New York’s small and independent businesses employ half of our state’s workforce,” Greg Biryla, NFIB’s NY State Director said. “The best way to grow the small business economy, is to send small business supporters to Albany.” Senator Murphy has “demonstrated through words and action that [he] will be the champion that small businesses need on the issues that matter most.”
From the time Senator Murphy took office in 2015 up til now, unemployment in Westchester and the Hudson Valley has fallen to their lowest levels since 2007. As of September, it is down to just 3.6% in Dutchess County from 5.4% in January 2015, 3.8% in Putnam County, down from 5%, and 4.1% in Westchester County (down from 5.3%). “Albany shouldn’t be picking winners and losers when we need to be able to compete in the global economy, so my mission has been to promote economic growth and freedom, and the results show,” Senator Murphy added.
The NFIB adds its name to a growing list of endorsements, which include:
  • Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO
    • Ardsley Police PBA
    • Beacon Police PBA
    • Bedford Police PBA
    • Briarcliff Manor Police PBA
    • Bronxville Police PBA
    • Croton-On-Hudson Police PBA
    • Dobbs Ferry Police PBA
    • Eastchester Police PBA
    • Eastchester Police SOA
    • Elmsford Police PBA
    • Greenburgh Police PBA
    • Harrison Police PBA
    • Hastings-On-Hudson Police PBA
    • Irvington Police PBA
    • Larchmont Police PBA
    • Lewisboro Town Police PBA
    • Mamaroneck Town Police PBA
    • Mamaroneck Village Police PBA
    • Mount Kisco Police PBA
    • Mount Pleasant Police PBA
    • Mount Vernon Police PBA
    • MTA Police PBA
    • New Castle Police PBA
    • New Rochelle Police PBA
    • New Rochelle Police SOA
    • New York State Troopers PBA
    • New York State Park Police
    • New York State University Police
    • North Castle Police PBA
    • Ossining Village Police PBA
    • Peekskill Police PBA
    • Pelham Manor Police PBA
    • Pelham Police PBA
    • Pleasantville Police PBA
    • Port Chester Police PBA
    • Poughkeepsie Police PBA
    • Rye Brook Police PBA
    • Rye City Police PBA
    • Scarsdale Police PBA
    • Sleepy Hollow Police PBA
    • Tarrytown Police PBA
    • Tuckahoe Police PBA
    • Warwick Police PBA
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    • AFSCME District Council 35
    • New York City District Council of Municipal Local Unions, District Council 37
    • New York County and Municipal Employees, District Council 66
    • New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, District Council 82
    • Community and Social Agency Employees, District Council 1707
  • Asbestos Workers Local 91
  • Boilermakers Local 5
  • Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local 5
  • Bridge & Structural Steel Painters Local 806
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of New York State AFL-CIO
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO
  • Civil Service Employees Association of New York State Local 1000
  • Civil Service Employees Association of Westchester County Local 9200
  • Council of Administrators & Supervisors
  • Detectives Endowment Association
  • Elevator Constructors Local 1
  • Empire State Supervisors & Administrators Association
  • Fire Marshal Benevolent Association of Nassau County
  • Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO
    • LiUNA Laborers’ Local 17
    • IEUC Elevator Constructors Local 138
    • IUOE Upstate New York Operating Engineers Local 158
    • LiUNA Cement Masons Local 262
    • Carpenters Local 279
    • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 373
    • Teamsters Local 445
    • Millwrights Local 1163
  • IAFF Local 2956 Lake Mohegan Professional Firefighters
  • IAFF Local 628 Yonkers Fire
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 3
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 363
  • Iron Workers Local 40
  • Iron Workers Local 417
  • Ironworkers Local 197 Derrickmen and Riggers
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 137
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 15
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 30
  • IUPAT Local 262 Operative Plaster
  • IUPAT Local 7 Title, Marble & Terrazzo
  • IUPAT Local 8A-28A Metal Polishers
  • IUPAT Local Union 1087 Glaziers
  • IUPAT Painters District Council 9
  • LiUNA Local 235 Building Laborers’
  • LiUNA Local 60 Road Laborers’
  • LiUNA Local 669 Road Sprinkler Fitters
  • Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York & Long Island
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46
  • MTA Police Benevolent Association
  • Nassau County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association Inc.
  • Nassau County Police Medic Association Inc.
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association
  • New England Regional Council of Carpenters
  • New York City Uniformed Fire Officers Local 854 AFL-CIO
  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • New York State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • New York State Conference of the International Union of Operating Engineers
  • New York State Laborers’ Union
    • Blasters, Drill Runners and Miners Local Union 29
    • Concrete Workers District Council 16
      • Cement and Concrete Workers Local Union 6-A
      • Cement and Concrete Workers Local Union 18-A
      • Cement and Concrete Workers Local Union 20
    • Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York & Long Island
      • LiUNA General Building Laborers’ Local 66
      • LiUNA Construction & General Building Laborers’ Local 79
      • LiUNA Asbestos Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers’ Local 78
      • LiUNA Waste Material, Recycling & General Industrial Laborers’ Local 108
      • Lay Faculty Association Local 1261
    • LiUNA Building Concrete, Excavation and Common Laborers’ Local Union 731
    • LiUNA Pavers & Roadbuilders District Council Laborers’ Local Union 101
  • New York State Nurses Association
  • New York State Pipe Trades Association
  • New York State Public Employees Federation
  • New York State Troopers PBA
  • Painters District Council 9
  • Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
  • PBA of NYS
    • New York State Environmental Conservation Police Officers PBA
    • New York State Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenants Benevolent Association
    • New York State Environmental Conservation Police Superior Officers Association
    • New York State Forest Rangers PBA
    • New York State Forest Rangers Lieutenants Benevolent Association
    • New York State Forest Rangers Superior Officers Association
    • New York State Park Police Officers PBA
    • New York State Park Police Sergeants Benevolent Association
    • New York State Park Police Superior Officers Association
    • New York State University Police Lieutenants Benevolent Association
    • New York State University Police Officers PBA
  • Police Association of NYS (NYSAPBA)
    • Amityville PBA
    • East Hampton Town PBA
    • East Hampton Village PBA
    • Floral Park PBA
    • Freeport PBA
    • Glen Cove PBA
    • Great Neck Estates PBA
    • Hempstead PBA
    • Kings Point PBA
    • Lake Success PBA
    • Long Beach PBA
    • Lynbrook PBA
    • Malverne PBA
    • MTA PBA
    • Nassau County Detectives’ Association
    • Nassau County PBA
    • Nassau County Superior Officers’ Association
    • NYC Captains’ Endowment Association
    • NYC District Attorneys Detective Investigators’ Association
    • NYC Detectives’ Endowment Association
    • NYC Lieutenants’ Benevolent Association
    • NYC Retired Transit Police Association
    • NYC Sergeants’ Benevolent Association
    • NYS Park Police PBA
    • Old Brookville PBA
    • Old Westbury PBA
    • PBA of NYS – Environmental Conservation Police
    • PBA of NYS – Forest Rangers
    • PBA of NYS – Park Police
    • PBA of NYS – University (SUNY) Police
    • Port Authority PBA
    • Port Authority Police Detectives’ Endowment Association
    • Port Authority Police Lieutenants’ Benevolent Association
    • Port Authority Police Sergeants’ Benevolent Association
    • Port Washington PBA
    • Quogue Village
    • Retired Police Association of New York State
    • Riverhead PBA
    • Rockville Centre PBA
    • Sands Point PBA
    • Southampton Town PBA
    • Southampton Village PBA
    • Suffolk County Detectives’ Association
    • Suffolk County Detective Investigators’ PBA
    • Suffolk County Police Conference
    • Suffolk County Superior Officers’ Association
    • Waterfront Commission PBA
  • Police Conference of New York
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 137
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 38 JATC
  • Suffolk County Correction Officers Association
  • Supreme Court Officers Association
  • Teamsters Joint Council 16
  • Teamsters Local 456
  • Teamsters Local 813
  • Teamsters Local 81
  • UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 21
  • UBCJA Millwright & Machinery Erectors Local Union 740
  • UBCJA Local 1456 Dockbuilders
  • UBCJA Local 2287 Resilient Floor Coverers
  • UFA of Greater New York (FDNY) Local 94 IAFF
  • Uniformed EMS Officers Union, Local 3621 – FDNY
  • Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics and Inspectors Local 2507 FDNY
  • Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association FDNY
  • United Cement Union Local 780
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 8
  • Utility Workers of America Local 1-2
  • Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association
  • Westchester County Correction Superior Officers Benevolent Association
  • Westchester County PBA
  • Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO
  • Yonkers PBA