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Democratic congressional candidate Tom Malinowski campaigns in Flemington on August 4, 2018 (NEW JERSEY GLOBE PHOTO)

Union back Malinowski

NJ-7 Democrat gets backing of IAMAW

By David Wildstein, August 21 2018 12:26 pm

Citing his support for labor rights, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has endorsed Democrat Tom Malinowski for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district.

Malinowski faces five-term Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in the fall.

“Throughout his service in government and non-profit organizations, Tom has worked as an advocate for worker protections around the world,” said Ines Garcia Keim, President of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists, AFL-CIO. “When he confronted human rights abuses, he understood that labor rights are human rights, supporting union activists and calling out our own government when we failed to live up to American values of fairness, justice and democracy. We are proud to endorse Tom Malinowski for US Congress.”

Malinowski says that the Trump administration “has launched an assault on workers’ rights in our country.”

“As Assistant Secretary of State, it was my job to ensure our workers received a fair deal in our trade agreements and that laborers around the world were protected by their governments,” Malinowski said.  “I will fight to ensure our workers receive the protections and benefits they deserve.”

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