Murphy for Governor 2021 today announced that Hetty Rosenstein will join the campaign’s leadership team as Senior Advisor for Progressive Coalitions and Outreach. Rosenstein, a lifelong labor leader who spent 40 years with the Communication Workers of America, including 14 years as New Jersey State Director, will oversee the campaign’s coalition-building and lead efforts to strengthen relationships with key communities, progressive groups, and advocacy organizations.
“It would be an understatement to say that Hetty Rosenstein is a force of nature for organized labor and progressive causes that matter to New Jersey’s working- and middle-class families,” said Governor Murphy. “From raising the minimum wage to expanding access to health care, Hetty has been an exceptional partner in our fight to create a stronger and fairer New Jersey. Hetty has a deep understanding of what it takes to build a winning coalition, and I’m thrilled to have her on our team.”
“The campaign for the re-election of Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver is a campaign for continued progress,” said Murphy for Governor Senior Advisor for Progressive Coalitions and Outreach Hetty Rosenstein. “I could not be more proud to work for a campaign that embraces diverse voices and New Jersey’s progressive leaders. The values that have united us and moved New Jersey forward over the last three-plus years will create a mandate for even greater change and progress.”
Rosenstein is widely regarded as one of the most influential leaders in New Jersey and has extensive experience in direct organizing for causes such as workers’ rights, economic justice, and social equality. She most recently served as State Director for New Jersey for the Communications Workers of America (CWA). In this capacity, Rosenstein was responsible for contract negotiations, enforcement, political action, mobilization, and organizing taking place in dozens of Locals and among 70,000 New Jersey families CWA represents. Under her leadership, CWA grew in both membership and in strength. Rosenstein has been an active member of the Labor Movement since she was a teacher at the New Jersey Job Corps and organized her own workplace with CWA. She has also served as a Shop Steward, as the Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice President, and President of CWA Local 1037. In 2007, she became the first rank-and-file elected Local President to be appointed by the National CWA to an Area Director position.