By Mel Fabrikant
Organization of 1,000,000 union members' note Menendez's efforts for jobs creation in New Jersey -- Citing his long track record of fighting for New Jersey's middle class families as well as jobs creation in areas including construction and transportation infrastructure upgrades, the members of the New Jersey AFL-CIO have endorsed Robert Menendez for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
"To support labor is to support New Jersey. Senator Menendez has always understood that basic idea, and more importantly, he has acted upon it," said Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. "Whether it's the Gateway Tunnel that will help New Jersey's 250,000 daily commuters to New York City, or the expansion of the Global Terminal in Bayonne to allow more ships and cargo to access markets around the world, Robert Menendez is fighting for the federal resources for projects that keep New Jersey's middle class families working. That's why we're fighting for Senator Menendez to be re-elected this November."
"I am very proud and honored that the N.J. AFL-CIO has put their confidence in me. It is an organization the people in New Jersey who do so much to make our plans and visions for a better New Jersey happen," said Senator Menendez, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development.
"Without the dedication and hard work of the men and women of the N.J. State AFL-CIO, the best-laid plans for better construction and improved transportation systems remain on the drawing board. They, and all middle class families of New Jersey, will always be able to depend on me to fight for them. Whether it is fighting to secure more funds to help meet our state's infrastructure needs, or fighting to increase the minimum wage or extending unemployment cuts - I will always have the backs of New Jersey's hard working men and women."
In New Jersey, local unions enjoy the opportunity to join together with 1,000 local unions and one million union members under the auspices of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. The resources of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO are committed to representing union members and their families through pursuing strong legislative and political initiatives, and by organizing and member mobilization.