CWA Local 1039 Endorses Mayor Healy for Re-Election

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Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1039 today endorsed Mayor Jerramiah Healy for re-election as mayor of Jersey City, NJ.

Communications Workers of America Local 1039

Mayor Healy is a forceful fighter for working families in New Jersey, and a strong supporter of Labor.

Healy is seeking re-election in New Jersey’s second largest municipality, a city of approximately 250,000 residents, including hundreds of active and retired New Jersey state, county, and municipal employees, and their families. Election Day in Jersey City is Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

“I am pleased to announce our strong endorsement of Mayor Jerramiah Healy,” stated Lionel Leach, President of CWA Local 1039. “Mayor Healy is a forceful fighter for working families in New Jersey, and a strong supporter of Labor.”

Since becoming Mayor in 2004, Healy has successfully focused on improving the quality of life and safety of Jersey City families and workers. Healy fought to keep police officers and firefighters on the job in the midst of a statewide and national recession, even while other cities conducted layoffs. Since Healy took office, Jersey City has hired 300 additional police officers, and crime has dropped 33 percent. He is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

After a century going by without a single new municipal park, Mayor Healy has introduced an aggressive plan to add five new city parks, places for Jersey City's families to enjoy and for children to play.

“Our members are clear in their belief that Mayor Jerramiah Healy best represents the fighter Jersey City working families, retirees, seniors - and most especially members of this Local - need going forward,” stated Lionel Leach.

After receiving the endorsement, Mayor Healy commented: “It’s an honor to have the endorsement of CWA Local 1039, because their members are on the front lines everyday making sure government works for the people.” He added, “We share the same values – fighting for working men and women, and working to keep the progress going for all our families.”

In November 2004, Jerramiah Healy was elected mayor in a special election to complete the unexpired term of the late Mayor Glenn Cunningham. In May 2005, and again in May 2009, he was re-elected to a full term by huge margins.

CWA Local 1039 is the labor union that represents and advocates on behalf of 4,200 public sector workers in the State of New Jersey which includes members who work in all 21 counties of New Jersey.

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