The Executive Board of Teamsters Local 469 endorsed Steven Fulop for Mayor of Jersey City in the May 14 election, citing his support for working families.
Local 469 represents more than 3,500 members in New Jersey.
“Steven Fulop has been a tireless advocate for the working families in Jersey City,” said Fredrick Potter, the president of Local 469 and director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Port Division. “Steven is the kind of Democrat our labor union is proud to support.”
“I am gratified to receive the endorsement of Teamsters Local 469,” Fulop said. “The Teamsters are the heart and soul of the Democratic party. As councilman I have stood up for the working families of Jersey City and as mayor, I will continue to be an advocate for issues that are important to the hard working men and women of our city.”
The Teamsters Local 469 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; and the American Federation of Teachers Local 1839 in Jersey City, which represents 900 members, and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, the state’s largest health care union, representing 12,000 nurses and health professionals at hospitals, nursing homes, home care facilities, blood banks and universities.