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Hudson County Executive candidate Craig Guy. (Photo: Craig Guy via Facebook).

SEIU 32BJ supports Craig Guy

By David Wildstein, May 25 2023 9:13 am

Praising his commitment to progressive values, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ has endorsed Craig Guy for the Democratic nomination for Hudson County Executive.

“Craig Guy has been in public service for decades and we trust that he will be an outstanding Hudson County Executive,”  32BJ SEIU New Jersey state director Kevin Brown said.  “Guy’s commitment to the right to collectively bargain is the reason we support him. We look forward to partnering with Guy to advance the cause of working people in Hudson County and all of New Jersey.  We are confident that he will fight for workers’ rights.”

Guy appears to be running the table on endorsements from labor unions, including the Communications Workers of America and the Hudson County Building Trades.  Without unions like SEIU and CWA, there is little path for Guy’s progressive off-the-line primary opponent, Eliana Little, to compete.

The six-term incumbent, Thomas DeGise, is retiring.  He’s backing Guy, his longtime chief of staff, for the post.

“The right to form a union and to collectively bargain is integral to our democracy, and I am committed to collaborating with Hudson County’s labor community at all levels,” said Guy.  “’m running for Hudson County Executive to stand up for progressive values, and I am excited to work with SEIU to move our county forward.”

Guy also has the backing of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Union City Mayor/State Sen. Brian P. Stack, Gov. Phil Murphy, and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker.

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