From the Morning Memo:

Queens district attorney candidate Melinda Katz on Tuesday will officially pick up the endorsement of a key labor union in the race for the Democratic primary: 1199SEIU.

The health care worker is one of the largest in the state and one of the most politically active. In its endorsement, the union pointed to Katz’s support for issues like gun control and labor rights.

“We are proud to endorse Melinda Katz for Queens District Attorney,” said 1199SEIU Political Director Gabby Seay.

“As an attorney and public servant, she’s never shied away from a tough fight against powerful interests, and she’s always been deeply involved in the communities she represents. She’s proven time and again that she can create change and progress by building relationships neighborhood by neighborhood across Queens.”

Katz, the Queens borough president, is running in a hotly contested primary with multiple candidates on June 25.

“I’m thrilled to have 1199SEIU’s endorsement. Their members and leadership have been at the forefront of some of the most important fights in our state,” she said.

“From a higher minimum wage to expanded access to healthcare, they’ve won important victories for working people across our city and state. They also recognize that the District Attorney’s office can and should be a powerful tool in achieving social and economic justice. It’s an honor to have their support.”