May 9, 2012
Non-partisan Election Victories
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO in partnership with our central labor councils, building trades councils, and progressive community partners, supported three rank-and-file members as they sought election to their town/city council in yesterday’s non-partisan municipal elections. Each ran with a vision that government should work for the people instead of the powerful, and a commitment to create jobs, oppose privatization, support project labor agreements, and respect collective bargaining rights for all workers. All three are bold, progressive leaders with deep roots in the community and all three won!
|Donna Williams||OPEIU 153||Orange Council|
|Bob Russo||AFT 6025||Montclair Council|
|Ruby Cotton||IBEW 1158||Paterson Council|
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud of all the rank-and-file union members who seek election to public office through the Labor Candidates Program. Since the program’s inception, rank-and-file union members have won 690 elections to public office in New Jersey. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates these members for their election success.
Working together, the voice of working families and the middle class will continue to be heard in the community and make a difference in the halls of government.