Jan. 19, 2012
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SEIU NJ State Council
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NEWARK – The SEIU New Jersey State Council, representing 40,000 service workers in the private and public sectors around the state, today announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman in the 9th Congressional District.
“Congressman Rothman has consistently taken those important extra steps for our working men and women who are the backbone of New Jersey, and that is why the SEIU New Jersey State Council will support him all the way to the voting polls,” said Rahaman Muhammad, Council President and President of Newark-based SEIU Local 617.
“Congressman Rothman has always demonstrated leadership and in light of the challenges that labor faces here in New Jersey and across the nation, we now need him more than ever to have a voice in issues affecting the lives of our working people, our families and our state,” said Milly Silva, Council Vice President and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New Jersey Region.
“Whenever SEIU has called on Congressman Rothman to get involved with the issues facing our working men and women right here in New Jersey, he has enthusiastically and with no hesitation stepped up to the plate and we are confident he will continue to do so,” said Kevin Brown, Council Secretary/Treasurer and the New Jersey State Director for Local 32BJ.
ABOUT SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL
The SEIU New Jersey State Council’s mission is to improve the lives of New Jersey’s working families by fighting for living wages, health care for all, pensions, and the opportunity for advancement. It’s about winning back the American Dream for thousands of hard-working families. We use our collective power to build coalitions, lobby, and hold elected officials accountable on working family issues. SEIU New Jersey State Council represents 40,000 members across the state who work in four major service industries. For more information, visit www.seiunj.org.