Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Unions Rally to Support New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

New Jersey rally

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is one of the most pro-union governors in the country, having signed expansive workplace protections for workers during the pandemic and standing up for workers’ rights throughout his time in office. With the governor’s race on the ballot this November, working people across the Garden State are mobilizing for a win come election time. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO hosted a rally for Murphy on Tuesday evening, ahead of the candidates’ debate at Rowan University.

“Hundreds of our brothers and sisters from every sector of labor and every part of the state sent a powerful message before Tuesday’s debate: Phil Murphy is the most pro-union governor New Jersey has had in many years, and we enthusiastically support his re-election,” said New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech (IUOE). “We need his decisive leadership and a pro-labor state Senate and Assembly, with elected labor candidates representing us in the state House. That’s how we continue to improve the lives of working families and build stronger communities throughout our state.”