Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has picked up the endorsement of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the largest transportation workers union in his bid for re-election to a third term.
This is the second labor endorsement for Fulop and his team of city council candidates. The Hotel Trades Council has endorsed Team Fulop.
“Mayor Fulop has been a strong advocate for working families and the issues that are most important to the dedicated men and women of the Amalgamated Transit Union,” said Orlando Riley, the ATU New Jersey State Council Chairman. “From being among the first in the state to begin paying city employees a minimum $15 an hour to expanding paid family sick leave, Mayor Fulop and his team have demonstrated that they stand by the core values of ATU.”
The ATU has over 10,000 New Jersey members and nearly 800 active and retired members residing in Jersey City.
“We couldn’t be more proud to support not just Mayor Fulop, but his outstanding City Council team that is working hand in hand with him to deliver for working families and move this community forward,” said the ATU Local #821 president, Eric Pettiford. “Jersey City needs to continue having a City Council that will work cooperatively with Mayor Fulop on the many important issues that we face, and that’s why our members will be doing whatever we can to support Team Fulop.”
Fulop has 8 of his 9 council running mates in place.
Incumbents Joyce Watterman, Daniel Rivera, Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Rich Boggiano, Yousef Saleh and Jermaine Robinson are running on the Fulop slate. Hudson County Democratic Chair Amy DeGise is running with Fulop in place of Councilman-At-Large Rolando Lavarro.
Fulop does not yet have a candidate to take on Downtown Councilman James Soliman.