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TRENTON — The Communications Workers of America, which represents some 70,000 working families in New Jersey, announced Wednesday that they have endorsed Tim Alexander for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District.
Alexander, a civil right attorney, is running as a Democrat for Congress against incumbent Republican Jeff Van Drew.
The Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) represents both private sector and public workers, including more than 40,000 state workers, 15,000 county and municipal workers, and thousands of workers in the telecommunications, airlines, healthcare and direct care industries in New Jersey.
“Tim Alexander shares the same priorities as CWA’s working families,” said Fran Ehret, CWA NJ area director, in a statement. “Tim supports safe workplaces, collective bargaining and the PRO Act – making it easier for workers to join unions. He’ll stand up for democracy and stand up to extremists.”
Alexander touted his own union membership in his acceptance of being endorsed by CWA.
“I have belonged to Unions my entire working life, starting with my job as a produce clerk at Shoprite in high school with the RWDSU and continuing my membership with the PBA to this day,” Alexander said in a statement.
“The right to collective bargaining and fair treatment of all workers is a particular passion of mine, and I cannot wait to work with the CWA after I am elected this November to improve the conditions of workers in communications, public service, healthcare, and all the other vital sectors their members keep running in our nation.”
Dennis Trainor, vice president for CWA District 1, said he believes Alexander will fight for union and their jobs.
“Down in D.C., he’ll support economic policies that build America’s middle-class,” Trainor said. “Tim will join us in the fight for good jobs, affordable healthcare and respect. He’ll say no to tax breaks for union-busters and yes to the U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Act.”
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