CWA NJ Endorses Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate

Menendez for Senate and Ryan Alexander · September 14, 2018

New Brunswick, NJ – The Menendez for Senate Campaign today announced that Communications Workers of America (CWA) New Jersey has endorsed Bob Menendez for reelection to the U.S. Senate.  CWA represents more than 70,000 working families in New Jersey, including more than 40,000 state workers, 15,000 county and local government workers, and thousands of workers in the telecommunications and direct-care industries.

“Whether I am fighting to protect healthcare and retirement benefits, to strengthen unions, or to ensure a debt-free future in higher education, I am fighting for New Jersey’s working families and am proud to have the support of CWA New Jersey,” said Sen. Menendez. “The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher.  We must provide our hardworking New Jerseyans with the tools they need to succeed.  I will continue to fight for better pay, better working conditions, better job training, and better representation of unions.  And I will always stand up to Donald Trump and anyone who threatens to roll back workers’ rights and hurt New Jersey families.”

“If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that we need a strong voice fighting Donald Trump in Washington.  Whether it’s fighting for the future of the Supreme Court, pushing back on tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy, or standing up to those seeking to dismantle health care for millions of Americans, Bob Menendez is that voice,” said CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein.  “The very last thing New Jersey needs right now is another out-of-touch CEO who’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump and personally profited off the backs of cancer victims who need access to life-saving drugs.”

Bob Menendez has a distinguished record fighting for hardworking families and the rights of workers to organize.  The Senator understands the important role unions have played in the fight for a standard 40-hour workweek, increased minimum wage, and improved working conditions, and has long supported collective bargaining rights.  He believes that anyone who works hard deserves fair pay and a livable wage, has 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.  The Senator also spoke out against the recent Janus Supreme Court decisions that undermined unions.