Unions Representing Over 30,000 Government and Healthcare Workers Back Democratic Candidate
Two of New Jersey’s leading labor organizations are backing Craig Guy for Hudson County Executive in the Democratic Primary Election next week, with both AFSCME New Jersey and District 1199J, the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, announcing their endorsements. Collectively, the two unions represent over 30,000 active and retired government and health care workers in the state. Union leaders praised Guy’s long record of public service and his commitment to protecting collective bargaining rights and treating county employees with fairness and respect in making their endorsements.
“Craig Guy has always been a champion for labor rights and we are proud to stand with him in his campaign for County Executive,” said AFSCME NJ Executive Director Steve Tully. “AFSCME members in Hudson County were on the front lines of the pandemic and they work hard every day to provide essential services to the people, and with Craig Guy as the next County Executive they can be sure that they will continue to be treated with the respect they deserve.”
Guy has been endorsed by numerous labor organizations including 32BJ SEIU, the Hudson County Building and Construction Trades Council, the Hudson County Central Labor Council, the Communications Workers of America NJ, the New Jersey State PBA and FOP and more.
“Unionized health care workers in Hudson County need their elected officials to listen to their concerns and provide them with the staffing and resources they need to do their jobs, and I am certain that Craig Guy will provide that type of leadership as County Executive,” said 1199J President Susan Cleary. “We’re proud to stand with Craig Guy and encourage all of our members to support him in this election.”
Additional high-profile endorsers of Guy for County Executive include Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, all 12 Hudson County Mayors, New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones and numerous other elected and party officials.
“As County Executive I will always prioritize the needs of our union brothers and sisters and ensure that working families receive the support they need to thrive,” said Guy. “I’m so thankful to both AFSCME and 1199J for joining our campaign and adding their voices to the many other labor unions that are supporting me and working with us to get out the vote from now until June 6.”