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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8) today collected the support of building trades, carpenters, transit workers and letter carriers in his CD 9 primary fight with U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman.

“Our members have been able to count on both Congressmen’s unfailing support,” said Bill Mullen, president of the New Jersey State Building and Constructions Trades Council. “But core principle of any organization – labor or political – is that its members must stick together. Moving your home to challenge one of your own doesn’t make sense. That’s why we’re standing by Congressman Bill Pascrell.”

“For Congressman Pascrell, advocating for protecting jobs and creating jobs has always been the top priority,” said Raymond M. Pocino, Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager of the Laborers International Union of North America. “The fight has gotten tougher during the past few years, but so has Bill Pascrell. He can count on us 100 percent.”

The following is a list of labor leaders and organizations that have pledged to support Congressman Pascrell in the upcoming primary:

New Jersey State Building and Constructions Trades Council - Bill
Mullen, President

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)

New Jersey State Association of Pipe Trades - James Kehoe, President

UA Pipefitters Local 274 - John Wende, Business Manager, Financial
Secretary-Treasurer

UA Sprinkler Fitters 696 - Kevin Bellew, Business Manager

UA Plumbers Local 24 - Eric Boyce, Business Manager, Financial Secretary

Laborers International Union of North America, Raymond M. Pocino, Vice
President and Eastern Regional Manager

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners of America; Michael Capelli, Executive
Secretary-Treasurer; John Ballantyne, Assistant Executive
Secretary-Treasurer

Sheet Metal Workers State Council - New Jersey

Sheet Metal Workers Local 25 - Joe Demark, Business Manager

IBEW Local 102 - Patrick Delle Cava, Business Manager

Ironworkers, Local 11, Ray Woodall, Business Manager

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) NJ State Joint Council - Ray Greaves, Chair

ATU Local 819, Benjamin Evans, President/Business Agent

ATU Local 820, Lou Castro, President/Business Agent

ATU Local 821, Earl Hardy, Jr., President/Business Agent

ATU Local 822, Sherman Ariel, President/Business Agent

ATU Local 823, Nancy Spence, President/Business Agent

ATU Local 824, Jack Hill, President/Business Agent

ATU Local 825, Richard Star, President/Business Agent

ATU Local 880, Steve Knestaut, President/Business Agent

National Association of Letter Carriers Local Branch 120 - Paterson,
Don Hill, President

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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

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