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State Sen. Joseph Cryan. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Laborers endorse Joe Cryan

Pocino: ‘Joe is as good as his word and he has always come through’

By David Wildstein, February 16 2021 9:43 am

State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) has received the endorsement of one of the state’s most politically influential labor unions, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, which frequently translates into real votes money and boots on the ground on Election Day.

“Joe Cryan has always been a strong advocate for the men and women of LiUNA and he has our full support in his upcoming election,” said Raymond M. Pocino, the LIUNA vice president and eastern regional manager and among the most powerful labor leaders in New Jersey.

Cryan is seeking re-election to a second term in the State Senate in the Union County-based 20th legislative district.

“Joe is as good as his word and he has always come through when it’s time to do the hard work required to make sure we are continuing to strengthen our economy and grow the middle class,” Pocino stated.  “Like so many people everywhere, the pandemic has been extremely difficult for many of our members and their families, but Joe has made it a priority to try and ensure we are getting back to work safely.”

Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle) and science teacher Jason Krychiw are mounting uphill fights against Cryan in the June 8 Democratic primary.

“I was raised to understand the value of a strong union and that strength is exemplified in the leadership of Ray Pocino and the Laborers’ International Union of North America,” Cryan said.  “In the midst of this global crisis it has been critically important to make sure working men and women have the ability to provide for their families in a safe environment.  We will keep fighting to protect workers while we create new jobs that help build our communities and provide a good wage.”

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