NJ AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program Notches 867th Election Victory

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates Program has attained its 867th election victory with the selection of union brother Barry Kushnir to the Bayonne Board of Education.

Kushnir, of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 194, will fill an open seat on the education board. Last summer, he completed the state federation’s Labor Candidates School, an intensive, nuts-and-bolts training course for union members, which contributes to the Labor Candidates Program’s unmatched record of success.

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates Program is the premier program for union members running for elected office in the country. Since its inception 19 years ago, it has achieved election victories to offices at all levels of government: U.S. Congress, state Senate and Assembly, county Freeholder, Mayor, Alderman, Committee and Council, School Board and Fire Commission.

The program gives union brothers and sisters the tools, resources and support they need to run successful campaigns for elected office. These victories have a positive impact on all union households because labor elected officials understand our unique struggles and work hard to enact policies and laws that benefit working families.

Congratulations to Brother Kushnir, IFPTE and the Hudson County Central Labor Council on this important victory for working families and a heartfelt thank you to all of those who help our Labor Candidates Program to achieve unparalleled success.

When labor stands united, we all win!

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