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Turnpike workers union endorses Murphy re-election

2nd union endorsement for governor’s bid for a second term

By David Wildstein, October 30 2020 8:43 am

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, New Jersey Turnpike Local 194, has endorsed Gov. Phil Murphy for re-election next year, in both the primary and general elections.

Governor Murphy is a leader who shares the values of our working families,” said Local 194 President Barry Kushnir. “He has kept his promise for tax fairness in a Millionaire’s Tax, continued to stabilize the state pension system with a series of record investments, and, most importantly, is protecting our essential workers with mandatory COVID-19 safety rules during the coronavirus crisis.”

The union executive board met on Thursday and threw its “overwhelming” support to Murphy.

“Local 194 is proud of Governor Murphy’s extraordinary leadership during an unprecedented crisis and looks forward to working with him for continued progress in a second term,” Kushnir said.

The union represents 1,1000 members in the Office, Maintenance and Tolls Departments of the New Jersey Turnpike.

Murphy was endorsed in the primary by the New Jersey Education Association this week.

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