CARTERET-Mayor Dan Reiman welcomed the endorsement of his reelection campaign by local labor unions in Carteret. Members of the FMBA (Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association) and the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) met Thursday night to throw their support behind Reiman’s campaign.
“There is no doubt that Mayor Dan Reiman has turned Carteret around, and our membership as organized labor and as residents of the Borough of Carteret join in supporting his reelection efforts. Labor and management don’t always agree, but Reiman and his administration have a true understanding of issues effecting working families in Carteret and in New Jersey,” said Joe Golino, President of AFSCME local #2291.
Leaders of the three unions spoke at the endorsement rally, praising Reiman and his running mates, Councilmen Vinny Bellino and Jorge Diaz, for the town’s progress over the past 8 years. “During Mayor Reiman’s tenure, we have been able to move past the petty differences that plague many Labor and Management relations,” said Mark Hruska of the FMBA. “We look forward to continued cooperation as we collectively move Carteret into the next decade.” AFSCME Union President Gloria Lisicki added, “Mayor Reiman’s door is always open to AFSCME members, public employees and the taxpayers of Carteret and I cannot express how much we appreciate that.”
Reiman, 34, is currently running for his third term. Bellino and Diaz are also both seeking third terms. The endorsements are seen as key in solidifying the team’s Democratic base.
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