From the Morning Memo:

Queens Democratic district attorney candidate Melinda Katz on Monday will receive the endorsement of TWU Local 100.

The labor group represents more than 41,000 workers in New York City public transportation as well as public bus lines.

“Transportation workers are the backbone of our city’s infrastructure and every single New Yorker relies on them day in and day out,” Katz said.

“They need a dedicated advocate in the District Attorney’s office who has a history of listening to their concerns and standing up on their behalf. I’m proud to have their support and I’ll keep pushing new ideas to make the DA’s office an ally to workers across the Borough of Queens.”

Katz, currently the Queens borough president, is running for the Democratic nomination in a crowded field for the Democratic nomination next month.

“Melinda Katz has an impressive track record of standing up for union workers,” said TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano.

“The detailed plans that she has laid out will give the District Attorney’s office the right tools to protect our members at worksites, ensure they are paid a fair wage, and hold employers who break the rules accountable. Melinda has our full support because her platform puts working people first, and I’m confident that she has the experience necessary to make real change in the DA’s office.”

Katz has previously won the backing of labor unions including 32BJ SEIU, the New York Hotel Trades Council, CWA Local 1180, IUEC Local One, IUOE Local 15, Teamsters Local 237, among others.