SEIU NJ State Council endorses Murphy/Oliver ticket
The SEIU NJ State Council endorses the reelection of Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver.
The pair have provided steadfast and effective leadership during a trying time and the State Council encourages its membership to support the ticket in both the June 8 Democratic Primary and in the General Election on November 2.
We have made significant progress during Governor Murphy’s first administration on issues important to our members. Those include expanded family leave benefits, earned sick leave, collective bargaining, a phase-in of the $15 minimum wage, making driver’s licenses available for all immigrants living in New Jersey and safe staffing ratios for nursing homes. The governor’s budget reflects priorities shared by SEIU members and provides full funding for the state pension fund and additional resources for nursing homes and other health care facilities.
We trust that in a second term the Murphy administration will make good on its promise that working families will participate fully in and reap the benefits of the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
“Governor Murphy has been a strong ally for working New Jerseyans throughout his first term. We appreciate his support on critical healthcare issues, including improving staffing levels in nursing homes. We trust that his administration will continue the process of enacting long-overdue reforms to protect patients and their caregivers,” said Milly Silva, President of the State Council and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East.
The governor was “enthusiastically pro union” and enacted policies that significantly improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers during his first term, said Megan Chambers, Vice-President of the State Council. “We look forward to Governor Murphy’s continued support and leadership on a host of issues, including fair wages and working conditions for our public employees and the growing legions of workers now employed by private warehouse operators in New Jersey,” said Chambers, who is Co-Manager of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service (LDFS) Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU.
The SEIU NJ State Council is comprised of unions representing service employees across the state including health care, warehouse, laundry and school cafeteria workers. Our diverse membership also includes motor vehicle inspectors, resident physicians and municipal employees in Newark. The council includes: 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East, Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board of Workers United, The Committee of Interns and Residents and 32BJ Motor Vehicle Inspectors