Labor union SEIU 32BJ endorsed Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon for re-election at a Hamilton Park rally this afternoon.
“Thanks to Council Members like James Solomon, we see a Jersey City for all is possible. He is committed to advancing the lives of Jersey City’s working families and has fought alongside our members for dignity and justice at the workplace,” said SEIU 32BJ New Jersey State Director and Executive Vice President Kevin Brown
“We look forward to continuing working together on these goals.”
Brown and other labor leaders thanked Solomon for pushing for livable wages, hazard pay, and back pay, throughout the pandemic.
“This election is about building a more affordable Jersey City and I am proud to fight alongside SEIU 32BJ to make that happen,” Solomon said.
“The working families of Jersey City understand we can’t go back to a time when developers planned our city and as Council member I have fought to make sure we have truly affordable housing, better and more schools, stronger ethics laws, and a more resilient downtown that is ready for the impacts of climate change.”
SEIU 32BJ held a rally for Mayor Steven Fulop at City Hall last month and endorsed the majority of his ticket yesterday, with the exceptions of Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro and Solomon.
Fulop, Solomon, and Lavarro also secured endorsements from the New Jersey Working Families Alliance this week.
The non-partisan Jersey City municipal elections are on November 2nd.