Sweeney travels country to meet with national AFL-CIO leaders

New Jersey’s top Senate lawmaker traveled to Texas this week to meet with the National AFL-CIO’s Executive Council.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, who’s in North Jersey today to kick off his Sandy Bill of Rights tour, was invited to meet with AFL-CIO officials by the group’s president, Richard Trumka, according to Sweeney’s office.

“Steve knows the pain that comes from having to collect an unemployment check, because he’s done it,” New Jersey state AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said in a statement. “He knows the importance of a good wage for good work, because he’s fought for it. And he knows the power of forging coalitions to do things together no one thought possible, because he’s led them.”

Sweeney, who’s thought to be gearing up for a gubernatorial run, is the vice president of the Iron Workers International.

Sweeney travels country to meet with national AFL-CIO leaders