The New Jersey Communication Workers of America of District 1 are endorsing Craig Guy for Hudson County executive, citing his committed to public servants and union workers.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As a longtime public worker, Craig Guy intrinsically understands what working men and women need and deserve,” CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said in a statement.
“With Craig as county executive, Hudson County – and the surrounding region – can prosper and reach its full potential for everyone who lives and works there.”
CWA represents approximately 3,200 workers in Hudson County.
These include state and county workers, plus private sector workers in telecommunications, workers in group homes and day programs for the disabled, center-based child care workers and teachers aides and support staff in pre-schools.
“Craig Guy is a respected public servant who’s devoted decades to his community and making Hudson County a better place for working families,” added CWA NJ State Director Fran Ehret.
“This is an extraordinarily important election for Hudson County and New Jersey. We stand proudly alongside Craig in his bid to become county executive, because he appreciates and values what matters to union members and their families.”
Guy, the current chief of staff to outgoing Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, already has the backing of the Hudson County Black Caucus, Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association (as well as the superior officers), and the State Troopers’ Fraternal Association of New Jersey.
Those endorsements were all fairly expected, given that he is a longstanding member of the Hudson County Democratic Organization and a retired Jersey City police officer.
“I’m so thrilled to be endorsed by the Communications Workers of America District 1 New Jersey. As a proud Democrat who believes in progressive values, I am committed to standing up for working families in Hudson County,” noted Guy.
“Championing labor rights is integral to this mission, and I am dedicated to working closely with union leaders to ensure that workers’ collective bargaining rights are protected.”
Guy faces a challenger in progressive activist Eleana Little in the June 6th Democratic primary election.