Statement from Connor Shaw, Legislative Director, IUJAT On New Leadership in the New Jersey State Senate
The International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades (IUJAT) and United Service Workers Union (USWU) congratulate Senator Nick Scutari(D-22nd District) on his election today as New Jersey Senate President. Senator Scutari has proven to be a great public sector leader and a strong friend of organized labor.
The IUJAT and USWU represent 10,000 men and women in New Jersey and hundreds in District-22, and we have no doubt that they will continue to have a strong advocate in Senator Scutari. IUJAT & USWU look forward to continuing to work with Senator Scutari, as he assumes this important new leadership role, to continue his advocacy for the lives of working New Jersians.
The union has worked collaboratively with Senator Scutari on numerous priority issues in Trenton, including his sponsorship of Senate Bill 3534, to ensure our state’s key, critical, front line Paratransit workers are paid fairly when they are required to remain out on our state’s streets and highways at times of state emergencies.
IUJAT & USWU would also like to congratulate Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29th District) and Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31st District) on their elections to the majority leader and president pro-tempore.