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Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Murphy not opposed to unionizing gubernatorial campaign

By Nikita Biryukov, December 02 2020 2:42 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy said he had no problem with his campaign unionizing should his staff seek to do so.

“Not opposed to unionizing,” the governor said. “Our team right now is extremely small and it exclusively on things like fundraising and compliance, but I’m a big union guy. I believe as unions go so goes the middle class in our state and our country.”

Campaigns are staffed for the most part by workers whose jobs have a clear shelf life, but campaigns for a handful of Democratic presidential candidates, as well as some further down the ballot, unionized in 2019 and 2020.

Those included U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-Newark) presidential campaign, as well as that of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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