Booker Picks Up Union Endorsement

Newark Mayor Cory Booker at a 2011 event. (Photo credit: David Shankbone)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker at a 2011 event. (Photo credit: David Shankbone)

TRENTON – Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) endorsed Newark Mayor Cory Booker for United States Senate.

“Cory Booker supports President Obama’s commitment that every family should have access to quality, affordable healthcare. He believes in a pathway to citizenship, and that government has a responsibility to stand for the common good. There is no doubt that Cory Booker is the best candidate on the October ballot,” said Hetty Rosenstein, CWA NJ State Director. “Frank Lautenberg was a progressive hero who always stood up for middle-class and working families. We look forward to working with Cory Booker to carry on that legacy on behalf of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.”

“It is an honor to have the support of the Communications Workers of America for my candidacy for the United States Senate,” said Booker. “The men and women of the CWA have fought for equality in the workplace, promoted access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans and sought to strengthen investments in job training, so that we continue to expand and empower our workforce here in the United States. These are the same values and priorities that I have fought for in Newark and will continue to fight for if elected to the Senate in October.”

The Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) represents both private sector and public workers. CWA represents more than 70,000 working families in New Jersey – including over 40,000 state workers, 15,000 county and municipal workers, and thousands of workers in the telecommunications, airlines, health care and direct care industries.

Booker will face Republican Steve Lonegan in a special election for the remaining 15 months of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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