Mourning the Loss of Lizette Parker, Our Union Sister and the Inspirational Mayor of Teaneck


It is with great sadness that we inform you of Sister Lizette Parker’s passing at the age of 44. As a member of CWA Local 1031 and New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor candidate, she was first elected to the Teaneck Township Council in 2006 and reelected in May 2014. She was unanimously voted as mayor by the township council, becoming the first African American woman to serve as mayor in Teaneck and Bergen County, NJ.

Lizette Parker demonstrated an unwavering commitment to union and family values, championing these causes throughout her career. She was a frequent speaker at various State Federation events, offering her thoughtful perspective to her fellow union members at the Labor Candidates School as well as dozens of young workers at a workshop in Bergen County.

Sister Parker leaves a legacy that will be carried on by a new generation of activists and leaders. As a strong advocate for working families and a kindhearted soul, she will be sorely missed.

Sister Parker is survived by her husband Tony and a young daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.

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