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Gov. Phil Murphy chats with members of UFCW Local 152 in Little Egg Harbor Township. (Photo: Matte Kane)

Food workers union endorses Phil Murphy for re-election

By David Wildstein, June 18 2021 9:56 am

Gov. Phil Murphy has been endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), a union with over 62,000 members in New Jersey.

“Governor Murphy has always been a strong champion for New Jersey working families,” said Max Bruny, the UFCW District Council of New York and New Jersey president.  “As the union for New Jersey essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic in grocery stores, food processing plants, healthcare facilities, and other hard-hit businesses, UFCW has seen firsthand how Governor Murphy has stood up for these brave men and women serving our communities during the crisis.”

The union praised Murphy’s efforts to raise the minimum wage, signing a millionaire’s tax, and strengthening workplace safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Whether it was raising the minimum wage to put more money in hardworking families pockets or strengthening vital COVID-19 workplace safety measures to protect workers on the job, Governor Murphy has stood side by side with New Jersey essential workers when they needed it most,” Bruny said. “It’s clear that Governor Murphy will always step up for New Jersey working families and UFCW is proud to endorse him for re-election.”

During the pandemic, the UFCW worked to protect essential workers in grocery stores, food processing plants, and other essential businesses.

“I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made in concert with our UFCW brothers and sisters to make New Jersey the stronger, fairer state that we know it can be, and that it must be,” Murphy said.  “We’ve proven that when we work together, we can do great things for organized labor, for the working- and middle-class families who make our economy run, and for all of our fellow New Jerseyans. Earning the UFCW’s endorsement is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to building on our accomplishments.”

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