New Brunswick, N.J. – The Menendez for Senate Campaign today announced that the 32BJ SEIU, the largest property services workers union in the country, has endorsed Bob Menendez for reelection to the U.S. Senate. 32BJ SEIU represents over 12,000 hardworking New Jerseyans, including office cleaners, school maintenance and food service workers, residential workers and security officers.
“I am grateful to have the support of these hardworking men and women who keep our airports and buildings clean and safe and our school children well-fed,” said Bob Menendez. “My campaign is all about people power, and I am humbled to have the backing of labor groups like 32BJ, who represent not just working families, but immigrant families who have for too long suffered at the hands of a broken immigration system. Together, we will fight to protect workers’ rights and expand the middle class and opportunity for all.”
“During his 12 years as a U.S. Senator, and in the decades before that as a dedicated public servant, Sen. Menendez has proven himself a leader on workers’ rights and immigration reform. As a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Menendez recently introduced legislation to keep immigrant families together,” said Kevin Brown, Vice President and New Jersey State Director of 32BJ SEIU. “32BJ members are committed to helping to re-elect the senator as a friend of labor and working families who will push for sensible laws that will strengthen our communities. He is the only choice for working New Jerseyans on Election Day, Nov. 6.”
Bob Menendez has always fought for New Jersey’s hardworking families and the rights of workers to organize. He believes that anyone who works hard deserves fair pay and livable wage and recently spoke out against the Janus Supreme Court decisions that undermined unions. Sen. Menendez voted to increase the minimum wage, has resisted Trump Administration efforts to roll back workplace safety standards, supports updating the Equal Pay Act, and is fighting for paid family, sick, and medical leave.