HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed the entire Hackensack United for Progress slate of candidates in Hackensack’s May 9th City Council election. Their endorsement was announced this past Friday at an event held in the office of IBEW 164.
The Hackensack United for Progress slate includes Lara Rodriguez, Jason Some, Michael Williams, Carlos Merino and Rommy Buttafuoco. Williams and Buttafuoco are longtime union members, who are being supported in their candidacies by both of their unions. The entire slate has pledged to work closely with labor leaders to jumpstart Hackensack’s stalled redevelopment efforts and create the jobs that go along with a robust development plan.
Rick Sabato, President of the Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council, said that their decision was made based on the “stance that the Hackensack United for Progress team has taken for working people and their families.” The Hackensack United team has made clear their belief that organized labor is crucial to ensuring the quality of development projects as well as ensuring that they are completed on time.
Sabato said that he looks forward to working closely with the Hackensack United for Progress team after the election, not only for the betterment of his members and their families, but to help deliver projects that will benefit the entire City of Hackensack as well.
Hackensack United for Progress candidates Lara Rodriguez, Jason Some, Michael Williams, Carlos Merino, and Rommy Buttafuoco have a long history of community service and are eager to restore honest and responsible government to Hackensack. They plan to increase ratables through responsible development and end the reckless borrowing that is destroying Hackensack’s future. They plan to hire and promote employees based on merit and put an end to the cronyism and unlawful conduct of the Labrosse/Canestrino Administration.
Hackensack United for Progress is a broad-based coalition of residents, merchants, and organizations united to end the chaos and corruption of the past four years and put Hackensack back on the path to success as a community.