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

Paratransit union endorses Cryan

By David Wildstein, May 28 2021 3:22 pm

State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union), the strong favorite to win renomination in the 20th district Demcoratic primary, has picked up the endorsement of the United Service Workers Union, IUJAT.

The union has members in Elizabeth and Hillside and their national president, Lori Ames, saluted Cryan for opposing a health benefits reform law as an assemblyman in 2011 when Republican Chris Christie was governor.

Ames said she’s working with Cryan to pass “legislation to provide premium pay to our paratransit members during States of Emergency.”

She praised Cryan for “recognizing the importance of their jobs as essential employees, and the efforts you have supported to help try, and raise their wages.”

Cryan faces a challenge in the June 8 primary election from Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle).

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