Health care workers endorse candidates for Legislature

JNESO District Council 1, representing more than 5,000 health care workers, announced the endorsement of candidates for the New Jersey State Legislature.

The union’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to endorse these candidates after a thorough review of voting records, public positions and responses to a top health care issues questionnaire.

“These candidates have shown support for JNESO and our efforts to protect and preserve the quality of care for patients, and to improve working conditions for all nurses, techs and healthcare professionals throughout the State of New Jersey,” said Doug Placa, JNESO executive director.

The top issues for JNESO union members include passing legislation to require safe staffing ratios for nurses, reinstatement of regularly scheduled hospital inspections, and guaranteed collective bargaining rights for healthcare employees.

“These individuals understand the issues that matter most to our membership,” said Placa. “They stand with patients and healthcare workers and deserve our support.”

JNESO represents more than 5,000 healthcare professionals in facilities across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The JNESO union represents nurses, medical technicians, medical support personnel, caregivers and others in the health care field. www.jneso.org

DISTRICT 1

Senate

Bob Andrzejczak*

Assembly

Bruce Land*

Matthew W. Milam*

DISTRICT 2

John Armato*

Vince Mazzeo*

DISTRICT 3

John J. Burzichelli*

Adam Taliaferro*

DISTRICT 4

Paul D. Moriarty*+

Gabriela M. Mosquera*^

DISTRICT 5

William Spearman*

William F. Moen

DISTRICT 6

Louis D. Greenwald*
Pamela R. Lampitt*

DISTRICT 7

Carol Murphy*^

Herb Conaway*

DISTRICT 8

Gina LaPlaca

Mark Natale

DISTRICT 9

No endorsement

DISTRICT 10

Eileen Della Volle

DISTRICT 11

Eric Houghtaling*+^

Joann Downey*

DISTRICT 12

No endorsement

DISTRICT 13

No endorsement

DISTRICT 14

Wayne P. DeAngelo*+^

Daniel R. Benson*^

DISTRICT 15

Anthony Verrelli*+

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson*^

DISTRICT 16

Roy Freiman*
Andrew Zwicker*^

DISTRICT 17

Joseph V. Egan*+

Joe Danielsen*)

DISTRICT 18

Nancy Pinkin*

Robert Karabinchak*

DISTRICT 19

Yvonne Lopez*

Craig Coughlin*

DISTRICT 20

Annette Quijano*

Jamel C. Holley*

DISTRICT 21

No endorsement

DISTRICT 22

James J. Kennedy*

Linda Carter*^

DISTRICT 23

No endorsement

DISTRICT 24

No endorsement

DISTRICT 25

Lisa Bhimani

Darcy Draeger

DISTRICT 26

No endorsement

DISTRICT 27

John F. McKeon*

Mila M. Jasey*^

DISTRICT 28

Cleopatra G. Tucker*

Ralph Caputo*

DISTRICT 29

Shanique Davis-Speight*

Eliana Pintor Marin*

DISTRICT 30

No endorsement

DISTRICT 31

Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti*

Angela V. McKnight*^

DISTRICT 32

Angela M. Jimenez*^

Pedro Mejia*

DISTRICT 33

Raj Mukherji*

Annette Chaparro*

DISTRICT 34

Thomas P. Giblin*+^

Britnee Timberlake*

DISTRICT 35

Shavonda Sumter*

Benjie E. Wimberly*

DISTRICT 36

Gary S. Schaer*

DISTRICT 37

Gordon M. Johnson*

Valerie Vainieri Huttle*^

DISTRICT 38

Christopher Tully*
Lisa Swain*

DISTRICT 39

No endorsement

DISTRICT 40

No endorsement

JNESO is a labor union that represents professional health care workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Located in North Brunswick, New Jersey, the union represents 5,000 hospital and clinical workers, including nurses, LPNs and most licensed technical employees.

JNESO began in 1958 as the Jersey Nurses Economic Security Organization, a euphemism for the Union Division of the State Nurses Association.

In 1985, The JNESO membership voted to leave the State Nurses Association as an independent union, officially changing its name to JNESO. Since then, JNESO has expanded its membership base to include other professional and technical employees in the health care field. It has also extended its sphere of influence to other states.

1992 brought affiliation with the tenth largest international in the AFL-CIO, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). As the first health care union ever affiliated with the giant international, JNESO has been chartered as District Council. The IUOE connection enables JNESO to continue its slow, steady growth as a major player in health care while maintaining the autonomy and self direction demanded by our independent minded membership.


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