Incumbent township committee candidates in Union Township scored another labor endorsement Tuesday.
“It was a very easy decision for us to endorse Clifton People, Jr. and Suzette Cavadas for re-election because they share our progressive values,” said Ken McNamara, president of CWA Local 1037. “Clifton and Suzette believe in collective bargaining and they believe in the importance of the organized labor movement. This election is about their values and beliefs as well as those of their opponents and our members will be energized in working towards their re-election.”
Union Township Superior Officers Association local 69A President Christopher Donnelly and Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 69 President Joseph Sauer backed the two incumbents earlier this month.
Cavadas and Clifton face primary challenges from Jason Krychiw, who came within 10 points of winning a seat on the committee last year, and Misael Guzman.
The primary challengers are also fielding candidates for the township’s county committee seats.
“We are proud to stand with the working men and women of CWA Local 1037,” Cavadas and People said in a joint statement. “The labor movement has stood tall in the face of countless attacks and divisive rhetoric from right-wing Republicans like Chris Christie and Donald Trump and it is critically important that we continue to fight for a fair wage and a safe work environment for every man and every woman.”