Assemblyman Francisco Moya on Monday was endorsed in his bid for New York City Council by 1199SEIU, a politically key labor union.

“Francisco Moya is the champion we need for working families in the City Council, ” said Helen Schaub, New York State Director of Policy and Legislation at 1199SEIU. “With healthcare under attack like never before, we need true leaders fighting for quality healthcare and good jobs for all here in New York. I trust Francisco Moya to fight for the future of our City.”

Moya is running for the Queens council seat held by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, who is not seeking re-election.

“I am truly honored to receive support from the hardworking healthcare workers of 1199SEIU,” Moya said in a statement.

“In the Assembly, I have fought for strengthened healthcare services and funding, along with an economy that lifts up Central Queens families. I will continue to be a steadfast champion of these issues in the City Council.”

1199 has played an increasingly prominent role in recent state campaigns, including the recent push for a $15 minimum wage in New York.