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Hudson County Central Labor Council Endorses Rob Menendez for New Jersey’s Eighth Congressional District

JERSEY CITY – The Hudson County Central Labor Council today announced its endorsement of Rob Menendez’s candidacy for the Eighth Congressional District of New Jersey.

“In a time where the right to organize is at great risk and our hardworking union brothers and sisters are consistently being asked to work more for less, Rob Menendez will be the ally that we need and deserve in Congress,” said Hudson County Central Labor Council President Barry Kushnir. “Rob understands the needs of the working men and women that power our county every single day, and that is why we are proud to stand with him as he runs to represent us in Congress. We look forward to getting to work to ensure that come January 2022, Rob is in Washington to fight for union labor and our rights to advocate for well-paying jobs and safe work conditions.”

“I am honored to be endorsed by the Hudson County Central Labor Council,” said Rob Menendez. “Unions are the path to success and financial stability for so many working families in Hudson County, and our union brothers and sisters will always have a friend and ally in me to ensure that opportunities are present for current and future generations to achieve the American Dream.”

The Hudson County Central Labor Council is one of 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO. The HCCLC serves to mobilize it’s members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and strives daily to vanquish oppression and make Hudson County communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Rob Menendez was born and raised in Hudson County. He is running for Congress to represent this diverse district and the common values shared in the communities of the Eighth District – respect and tolerance, hard work, New Jersey common sense and the unshakable idea that everyone should have the opportunity and tools to succeed. He and his wife and young daughter live in the Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City.