Teamsters Joint Council 73, which represents more than 55,000 working men and women across 15 locals statewide, has endorsed Phil Murphy to be the next Governor of New Jersey, Joint Council President Al Rispoli announced today.
Governor Christie and the Port Authority have decided that workers at the airports in New York should get paid more than workers in New Jersey, despite doing the same job and residing in the same, high-cost-of-living housing market.
That pay gap is wrong — and I’m proud to stand with airport workers, 32BJ SEIU, and other organizations in demanding fair and equal pay.
Together, my husband and I founded 2nd Floor, a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults that’s available 24/7 365 days a year. Since its inception, 2nd Floor has responded to more than 750,000 phone calls and saved dozens of lives.
On the heels of the revelation that New Jersey’s combined pension portfolios lost more than $6 billion last year as hedge fund returns plummeted, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy said the losses should prompt the state to get out of the hedge fund business and lead to a complete overhaul in the mindset used to invest state funds.