In New Jersey yesterday, 34 graduates of the New Jersey AFL-CIO Labor Candidate School won election to various local and state offices. That brings to 684 the union member/candidate wins since the unique school opened its doors in 1997.
Working family candidates in several closely contested state Senate and Assembly races won their battles and Democrats maintained control of both houses. New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech says the election was “a great victory for working families.”
Our success comes as a result of the outstanding effort put forth by thousands of union members and community allies working together to educate and engage voters in this election. The leaders we elected to the New Jersey State Legislature are committed to standing up for working families during these tough economic times and will make job creation our state’s number one priority.
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