HTC Congratulates Rob Menendez On His Democratic Primary Victory for New Jersey Congress

June 8, 2022 9:49 AM

On Tuesday, June 7th, Rob Menendez Jr. won the Democratic Primary for New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District in a landslide victory, taking more than 83% of the vote. Just a few days prior to the election, HTC members mobilized to support Menendez in Jersey City and get out the vote as part of a final push for his campaign.

Alongside workers from TWU Local 100, CU Local 253, IFPTE Local 195, IOUE Local 825 and others, HTC members convened to meet and hear from Menendez about his commitment to the labor movement before heading out to knock doors across town. “You guys doing this makes a world of difference,” Menendez told the crew of assembled workers. “The way I’m going to show it to you is by fighting every single day for unions, for the right to organize, for living wages, and to lift unions up.”

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for a labor walk, and the weather had members in particularly high spirits. “Coming out to support candidates isn’t just a good way to support your union,” said Erik Owusu, a banquet houseperson at Crowne Plaza Times Square, “but it’s fun, too! You get to meet other union members, get some sun, and talk to people about a good cause.”