The Laborers’ International Union of North America is throwing their support behind Rob Menendez in the 8th District congressional race.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Rob Menendez has proven himself to be the best candidate for this important office. More importantly, Rob Menendez has shown that he understands the issues families face and the urgency to actually get things done on their behalf,” LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond M. Pocino said in a statement.
“He is not only right on our issues—things like job creation, infrastructure investment, access to affordable healthcare, and protecting the right of workers to form a union—he also has the knowledge, drive, and temperament to deliver results. Results, after all, not words, are what define good governing.”
LIUNA also pledged to be involved with member outreach, labor walks, and get out the vote (GOTV) activities.
Menendez, who has several labor endorsements including AFSCME New Jersey Council 63, IBEW Local 164, the Communication Workers of America, and the Hudson County Central Labor Council, was of course happy to accept their support.
“I am proud to have the support of the men and women of LIUNA, who are behind so many of the projects transforming our regional infrastructure,” Menendez added.
“In Congress, I will fight to ensure that the 8th District gets every dollar and cent it deserves from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and for funding for the Gateway Project so that members of unions like LIUNA can continue to contribute to fixing our outdated infrastructure while being compensated for their skilled labor. I look forward to again working with Ray to make the daily lives of our residents better.”
The Democratic primary is on June 7th, with Menendez, a lawyer, Port Authority commissioner, and the son of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), favored to succeed U.S. Rep. Albio Sires, who is retiring at the end of the year after eight terms.
Still, he must defeat David Ocampo Grajales and Ane Roseborough-Eberhard to advance to the general election, where the Democratic nominee is all but guaranteed to cruise to victory in the navy blue 8th District.