New Jersey State AFL-CIO Endorses Richard Trumka For Second Term as National AFL-CIO President

And Endorses Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler & Executive Vice President Arlene Holt-Baker as part of national AFL-CIO Leadership Team

ATLANTIC CITY – “A focused vision, strong leadership, and an unflagging commitment to building the labor movement are among the many reasons that New Jersey State AFL-CIO conference delegates voted unanimously to endorse Richard Trumka for a second term as President of the national AFL-CIO; Liz Shuler for Secretary-Treasurer; and Arlene Holt-Baker for Executive Vice President,” said New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech. “Union members are facing unprecedented attacks which threaten to erase generations worth of workplace rights and protections, but there is no leadership team better suited or capable of navigating the labor movement’s current challenges than the one endorsed today.”

“No matter the fight, President Trumka is sure to be on the front lines standing shoulder-to-shoulder with workers in pursuit of justice,” said Wowkanech. “His dedication to our nation’s working families is second to none, and it is with great pride that the one-million-member New Jersey State AFL-CIO once again commits its support to Richard Trumka for President of the national AFL-CIO.”

Endorsements for the national AFL-CIO’s executive officers were made on the first day of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Legislative/COPE Endorsement Conference held at Caesars Atlantic City from June 11-12, 2013. Over 600 delegates, representing 1,000 labor unions participated in the endorsement process.


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