Sires says ‘working families can always count on me’ after getting 9 union endorsements


U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) said “working families can always count on me” after securing nine major union endorsements ahead of the July 7th primary election.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Union labor is the backbone of the Democratic Party and of the communities I have the honor to represent, so I am thrilled to once again have the support of so many of my labor brothers and sisters in this election,” Sires said in a statement this morning.

“I want working families all over New Jersey to know that I will continue to fight for you in Washington by working to raise the federal minimum wage, expand access to affordable health care and invest in our infrastructure to create more good paying union jobs.”

The congressman, seeking a ninth term, has the backing of the AFL-CIO, Amalgamated Transit Union International, Laborers International Union, New Jersey Education Association, Teamsters Local 469, NJ State Council of Machinists, Operating Engineers Local 68, Hudson County Central Labor Council, and the PATH Labor Coalition.

Sires, a former West New York mayor and state assembly speaker who has served in the House since 2006, faces primary challengers in the form of Hector Oseguera and Will Sheehan.

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