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Florida Politics: Daniella Levine Cava again scores endorsement from SEIU Florida

As it did in 2020 during her historic run for the county’s top elected office, SEIU Florida is again backing Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava — this time for re-election.

The organization, which represents some 80,000 retired and active health care workers across the state, threw its enthusiastic support behind Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s first woman Mayor and the first Jewish person to win the job.

“SEIU Florida and all our members are proud to endorse Mayor Levine Cava in her re-election campaign. Our Mayor has earned the support of our members by standing alongside us and delivering for workers and community members time and time again,” SEIU Florida President Martha Baker said in a statement Wednesday.

“We look forward to working hard over the next year to get Mayor Daniella re-elected so our workers, unions, and community members remain protected and supported in Miami-Dade County.”

Levine Cava attracted support from SEIU Florida and its sister organization, SEIU 32BJ, which has also endorsed and donated to her re-election bid, through her nonprofit, legislative and executive advocacy for labor rights.

During her time in elected office, she pushed for Miami-Dade’s first living wage ordinance and advocated for other worker benefits and protections, including a $15 minimum wage and access to health care, sick days, family medical leave and rights for low-wage workers.

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