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Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Key labor group goes for Brigid Harrison

The Atlantic and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council wants AFL-CIO to back Harrison in NJ-2

By David Wildstein, February 10 2020 10:23 am

The Atlantic and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council wants the New Jersey AFL-CIO to endorse Brigid Callahan Harrison for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

The union voted to fully recommend Harrison after she appeared before a screening committee, along with Amy Kennedy and Ashley Bennett.

“South Jersey needs a member of Congress who will fight for organized labor and support the right of unions to organize and ensure that working men and women have quality, high paying jobs,” said Harrison, a political science professor.  “I will support organized labor in our collective struggle to protect collective bargaining, health and pension benefits, and improved working conditions, so that working men and women in South Jersey can support their families with dignity.

Harrison has already won endorsements from the South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, the American Federation of Teachers, and United Here Local 54, a major hotel and gaming employees union in Atlantic City.

The Atlantic and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council represents 37 unions and over 40,000 union members.

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