NJ AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program Records 869th Election Victory


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates Program has reached its 869th election victory with the selection of union sister Dahlia Vertreese of IUOE 68 to the Hillside Board of Education.

Vertreese is a graduate of the 2015 Labor Candidates School who attended the program to learn more about holding elected office.

She is the fourth New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate to take the oath of office in the past few weeks and is one of more than 140 union members currently serving on governing bodies from U.S. Congress to local Fire Commission.

The Labor Candidates School held each summer gives union brothers and sisters the tools, resources and support they need to run successful campaigns. Their victories have a positive impact on all union households because labor elected officials understand our unique struggles and work hard to enact progressive policies that benefit working families.

Thank you to everyone who helps make these victories – and our top-notch program – possible!

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