Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s re-election bid on Thursday was endorsed by 32BJ SEIU, a prominent and politically active labor union.

“In the past four years in the Cuomo administration, Kathy Hochul has been an important part of a team that has delivered progressive gains for New York’s working families – an increase in the minimum wage for all New Yorkers, and a historic increase in wages for airport workers – and has been a staunch supporter of civil rights issues that matter to our members and everyone in the state,” said 32BJ SEIU President Héctor Figueroa.

“We look forward to continue working with her to further advance the well-being of all people in our state.”

Hochul, a Democrat first elected to the position in 2014, replaced Bob Duffy on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ticket. She faces New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams in a party primary this September.