The Executive Board of the Hudson County Central Labor Council today endorsed Mayor Steven M. Fulop for reelection at an press event outside of City Hall. The Hudson County Central Labor Council President Peter Busacca was joined by members of several local unions and councilmembers Rolando Lavarro, Joyce Watterman, and council candidates Mira Prinz-Arey, Mo Kinberg, and John Hanussak. Special recognition was given to Assemblyman Tom Giblin and 1199J’s President Susan Cleary.
“I am proud to endorse Mayor Fulop,” said HCCLC President Peter Busacca. “He has pledged to support the rights of workers, has given us PLAs here in Jersey City for our building trades folks, has implemented paid family leave, has led the fight for the $15 minimum wage, and has proven that he shares our values. I know that Mayor Fulop is going to continue to work for progress here in Jersey City.”
The Hudson County Central Labor Council represents Amalgamated Transit Workers Union NJ State Council, Communication Workers of America Local 1037, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 59, International, Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 164 and 827, International Federation of Professional, Technical Engineers Local 194, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68, International Association of Machinists NJ State Council, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association D-1, Seafarers International Union of North America, Laborers International Union of North America Local 3, AFSCME District Council 1199J, Plumbers UA Local 24, Pipefitters UA Local 274, and Hudson County Central Labor Council Retirees Chapter.
“We are excited to have the opportunity for this endorsement, and we look forward to continuing to build a stronger Jersey City with the help of labor unions,” said Fulop. “We are proud to work with our unions to bring jobs and opportunities to our residents in all wards. I look forward to continuing to work with the Hudson County Central Labor Council to move Jersey City forward.”