Teachers Union Local backs Fulop for mayor
By Max Pizarro | February 27th, 2013 - 11:29am
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The American Federation of Teachers Local 1839 in Jersey City today endorsed Councilman Steven Fulop for Mayor. 

“We look forward to establishing a strong partnership with Steven Fulop and the entire City Council to work towards the enhancement of academic excellence, community outreach, and a stronger, more vibrant urban community,” said William Calathes, president of the local, which represents 900 members. 

Fulop Campaign spokesman Bruno Tedeschi noted that the AFT’s backing is the latest in a string of high-profile endorsements Fulop has received from organized labor.

Fulop is also endorsed by SEIU Local 32BJ, which has more than 125,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, which represents 6,500 heavy-equipment operators in New Jersey and New York.  

“I am proud to be endorsed by a group of people who have devoted their lives to ensure our residents are well educated and have the skills necessary to thrive in our economy,” said Fulop. “As mayor, I look forward to working in partnership with this group of dedicated individuals and learning from their insights and expertise.”

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