NEWARK – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) New Jersey State Council, representing 40,000 service workers in the private and public sectors around the state, has endorsed Jim Tedesco for Bergen County Executive.

“Our Council is always seeking to back only those candidates who truly understand the social and economic issues facing labor and our workers, and that is why we wholeheartedly endorse Jim Tedesco for Bergen County Executive,” said Wilfredo Larancuent, Council President, and Co-Manager of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United.

“Jim Tedesco is a leader committed to bringing economic fairness to the hardworking families of Bergen County, and we’re are eager to work with him as county executive to create good jobswith living wages in our communities,” said Milly Silva, Council Vice President, and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

“In the coming years, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in Bergen County as well as across the state that affects our working women and men, and we know Jim Tedesco will hit the ground running once elected,” said Tim Foley, Council Secretary-Treasurer, and Political Director of CIR (Committee of Interns and Residents).

“We strongly believe that Jim Tedesco will continue to fight for Bergen County’s working families with the same vigor he has shown as Bergen County Freeholder and previously as Mayor of the Borough of Paramus,” said Kevin Brown, New Jersey State Director for SEIU 32BJ.

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