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Saturday, October 01 2016 @ 02:55 PM EDT

AFSCME Endorses Senator Barbara Buono’s Gubernatorial Bid

AFSCME Statewide Leadership, Members Endorse Sen. Buono at 1199J Convention in Atlantic City
Today, Senator Barbara Buono gave remarks and received the endorsement of AFSCME New Jersey’s 38,000+ members as part of AFSCME Council 1199J’s convention in Atlantic City. AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, is the nation’s largest union of public employees, with over 1.6 million members.

“Barbara Buono has made working families a top priority,” said Sherryl Gordon, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 1. “As Governor, she would continue this record and fight for the middle class.”
“Public employees in New Jersey are constantly under attack by the current administration,” said Mattie Harrell, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 71. “Senator Buono would ensure that these hard workers are praised and not vilified.”
“At a time when middle class families are struggling to make ends meet, New Jersey needs solutions that work,” said Gerard Meara, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 73. “Senator Buono understands the need to create good paying public sector jobs and expand access to vital services.”
“Since the beginning of her career, Senator Buono has stood with public workers,” said Rich Gollin, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 52. “She understands the importance of our fights, and, as Governor, she would be a champion of our causes.”
“With working families under attack, it’s important to have someone in the Governors’ mansion that makes sure that every New Jerseyan sees opportunity, not just the wealthy few,” said Sue Cleary, President of AFSCME 1199J. “Senator Buono will work bridge the gap and decrease our unemployment level.”

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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