LIUNA endorses Rep. Rob Menendez for re-election in the 8th District


The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) is endorsing U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) for re-election after backing him as a candidate in 2022.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We need leaders in Washington who understand the kitchen table issues affecting working families. We need Rob Menendez in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rob has been deeply involved in issues of importance to our union and its members,” LiUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Mike Hellstrom said in a statement.

“He has also been quick to pick up the phone and seek our input on how national policies will affect things locally. While DC may be known for its dysfunction, it also has pragmatic and principled leaders like Rob Menendez who is working hard to get things done for his constituents and his nation.”

The union, which has more than 20,000 members in New Jersey, added that their membership will be very active in the 8th District campaign – participating in member-to-member outreach, labor walks, voter registration drives, and get out the vote activities.

“I am honored to be supported for re-election by the hard-working men and women of LiUNA, who continue to enable so many of the transformational projects in our regional infrastructure,” Menendez added.

“Since taking office, our efforts have secured over $11 billion in federal funding for our district for priorities like the Gateway Project and the Northeast Corridor, which will create tens of thousands of good-paying union opportunities while modernizing our critical infrastructure. I am proud to be a champion for our unions and will always stand with our brothers and sisters in organized labor in the fight for fair wages and workplace protections.”

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