The Hotel Trades Council, which worked closely with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop to pass a ballot referendum that put limits on short-term rentals and regulated AirBnb’s local operation, has endorsed Fulop for re-election.
“Mayor Fulop has demonstrated throughout his career in public service that he is a true champion for working families who can be counted on to stand up for organized labor and the values we share,” said Rich Maroko, president of HTC.
Maroko, a New Jersey resident, praised Fulop for his leadership on progressive issues like earned sick leave, a $15 minimum wage, and equitable development that offers economic opportunities for the city.
“We are proud to be the first labor union to endorse Mayor Fulop’s campaign,” Maroko said.
The influential union, which spent millions to help pass the referendum, is also backing Fulop’s slate of city council candidates.
“Partnering with the Hotel Trades Council and other labor unions to fight for bold, progressive action to help working families has been one of the most gratifying and rewarding experiences I have had as Mayor of Jersey City,” Fulop stated. “I thank HTC for their continued support and look forward to continuing to work with them to build an even better future for our city.”