AFL-CIO BACKS TERRY-WILSON FOR COUNCIL AT-LARGE
(TRENTON, NJ) – Council candidate at-large Taiwanda “Tai” Terry-Wilson today announced that she has been endorsed by the New Jersey AFL-CIO.
“Securing the endorsement of the AFL-CIO is an honor that I take very personally and very seriously,” said Taiwanda “Tai” Terry-Wilson.
“To have the backing of my union brothers and sisters, who make up New Jersey’s preeminent labor organization is quite significant,” said Terry-Wilson.
“For years we have fought together on issues, and I am ecstatic to have them standing with me, in solidarity as I seek to secure one of three seats for Trenton City Council at large.”
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is an umbrella group of unions representing more than 1 million working men and women and their families.
“This assistance and support greatly increase my chances of being successful on Election Day, and representing the interests of working families,” said Terry-Wilson.
Tai, a member of CWA 1033, has been an active member of organized labor for 20 years, where she has rallied and fought side by side with her union brothers and sisters to protect pensions, health benefits, prevent layoffs, and fought for equal pay for women. Tai was a shop steward and also served in several volunteer roles within her union.
Over the summer, Tai participated in the AFL-CIO Labor Candidate School, which is considered the training ground for candidates seeking to run for state, county and local office.
“The AFL-CIO has helped prepare me for this year’s campaign,” said Terry-Wilson. “From strategy to messaging to the ground game, I’ve learned a ton from this organization and its team.”
“Ultimately, with the help of the AFL-CIO, our campaign will be successful because we will talk to more voters and deliver a message of much needed change,” said Terry-Wilson.