Democratic candidate for Congress Rob Menendez has received approval from the Hudson County Central Labor Council as he seeks success in resigning MP Albio Sires (West New York) in New Jersey’s 8th District.
“At a time when the right to organize is in great danger and our hard-working brothers and sisters in the unions are constantly being asked to work for less, Rob Menendez will be the ally we need and deserve in Congress,” said the Labor Center. Hudson County. Chairman of the Board Barry Kushnir.
A commissioner of port administration and a lawyer from Jersey City, Menendez has become a clear leader in his quest to succeed Sires.
Last December, Sires announced he would not seek re-election to the post he has held since 2006.
“Rob understands the needs of the working men and women who run our county every day, and so we are proud to speak with him when he undertakes to represent us in Congress,” Kushnir said. “We look forward to starting work to ensure that in January 2022 Rob will be in Washington to fight for union work and our rights to uphold well-paid work and safe working conditions.”
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), where Kushnir heads Local 194, last week approved by Menendez.
“Unions are a path to success and financial stability for many working families in Hudson County, and our union brothers and sisters will always have a friend and ally in me to ensure that present and future generations have the opportunity to achieve American dreams ».
Menendez provided organizational lines in Hudson and Union counties and approvals. He will face David Acampo and Brian Varel at the June primaries from the Democratic Party.