Republican Sen.Elaine Phillips on Friday was endorsed by the state’s largest public employees union, CSEA.

The labor union backed Phillips for a second term in what has been a battleground Senate district in recent election cycles.

“We need elected officials who will fight for good jobs, good benefits and strong communities. And we need elected officials who will never quit on the working men and women who make our state great,” said Danny Donohue, President of CSEA, which has 50,000 members on Long Island.

The union has spread its endorsements around in the narrowly divided state Senate, backing Republicans like Dean Murray on the eastern end of Long Island while also endorsing Democratic Senate candidate James Skoufis in the Hudson Valley.

“Growing up in a steelworker family, I have always recognized the value of hard work,” Phillips said. “The men and women of CSEA are the core of our state and local government workforce that helps preserve our quality of life as Long Islanders. They provide essential services we need and rely on, from rebuilding our highways and maintaining our beautiful parks, to caring and nurturing children and vulnerable adults, among many others. I am proud to stand with them and grateful for their support.”