Unite Here Local 54 Endorses Governor Phil Murphy for Re-election
For Immediate Release
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY: Unite Here Local 54, the largest union of hospitality
workers in New Jersey, endorsed Governor Phil Murphy for re-election.
“Governor Murphy has proven time and time again that he’s fighting for working people
in New Jersey. He has worked tirelessly to bolster workplace protections to ensure
every worker is treated with dignity and fairness. Governor Murphy’s leadership directly
resulted in the passing of historic legislation mandating panic buttons for Housekeepers.
We are proud to endorse Governor Murphy for re-election.” Said Bob McDevitt
“When I was on strike to stop billionaire Carl Icahn from stripping away benefits and
healthcare from Atlantic City workers, Governor Murphy was there, walking the picket
line with me. I’ve worked as a housekeeper for 15 years and over the years myself and
my co-workers have often found ourselves in dangerous situations when cleaning
rooms. One of my proudest moments was to stand with Governor Murphy when he
signed the law mandating that hotels and casinos in New Jersey provide housekeepers
with panic buttons.” Said Fabia Cespedes a Housekeeper at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
in Atlantic City.
“Unite Here Local 54 is a leading voice on issues that matter to Atlantic City’s working
families and I’m proud to have their support,” said Governor Murphy. “From raising the
minimum wage to enhancing workplace protections, we’ve worked collaboratively to
strengthen the ranks of working women and men in Atlantic City and the entire region.
Through our partnership, Atlantic City is once again on the rise and will continue to be a
place where good jobs, at good wages, can be found.”
Unite Here Local 54 has over 10,000 members working in the hotel, gaming, and food service
industries across New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.