Oct. 19, 2016
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, today announced its congressional endorsements for the Nov. 8th general election.
“Our endorsements reflect the importance of having representatives who have a keen understanding of the social and economic issues facing labor and our workers in New Jersey, including our Fight for $15 and union rights, and we are proud to support them,” said Wilfredo Larancuent, Council President, and Co-Manager of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United.
“We need Congressional representatives who recognize that poverty wages hurt workers, their families and their communities, and who will continue to fight with us for a $15 minimum wage and union rights,” said Kevin Brown, 32BJ Vice President and New Jersey State Director.
“Broadening access to community health services and protecting the advancements made through the Affordable Care Act must be key priorities in the next congressional term,” said Milly Silva, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and Council Vice President. “SEIU members across New Jersey are committed to electing and re-electing leaders who will make our state delegation a preeminent voice in Congress for progressive values and quality care.”
“Our choices for Congress have all demonstrated leadership skills and compassion for their constituents, which is reflected in their support for union rights and the Fight for $15,” said Tim Foley, Council Secretary-Treasurer, and Political Director of CIR (Committee of Interns and Residents). “We look forward to working with them in the coming years.”
SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL ENDORSEMENTS
|President & Vice President of the
United States of America
|Hillary Clinton (D) /Tim Kaine (D)|
U.S. House of Representatives
Donald Norcross (D)
Josh Gottheimer (D)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)
Albio Sires (D)
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)
Donald Payne, Jr. (D)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)