The Hudson County Building Trades has endorsed Craig Guy as the next county executive, stating he “has always been a strong advocate for organized labor.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Craig Guy is far and away the best person for the job and we are proud to stand with him in this election. Craig has always been a strong advocate for organized labor and we are certain that he will continue to be a champion for working men and women as County Executive,” HCBT President Pat Kelleher said in a statement.
“I know that he will work to continue investing in infrastructure here in the county, and using union labor to get the job done right while ensuring that local residents benefit with fair and equitable wages and benefits.”
Guy, the chief of staff to outgoing Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, is credited for ensuring that major county projects are built using union labor.
That includes the ongoing construction of the Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex in Jersey City, which is employing hundreds of union workers from a variety of trades.
“As a lifelong resident of Hudson County, I know how integral labor unions are to the fabric of our community and I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Building Trades Council and its President and my close friend Pat Kelleher,” Guy added.
“Organized labor is at the core of America’s middle class, and I am committed to standing up for the rights of workers as we continue to move Hudson County forward. That means building on our record of passing project labor agreements and mandating prevailing wage, partnering with the unions on apprenticeship and job training programs, and investing in our infrastructure and affordable housing with union labor.”
The local primary elections, which include Hudson County executive, are on June 6th and Guy has a declared challenger in progressive activist Eleana Little.
The filing deadline for state and county candidates is Monday, March 27th.