1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which represents 16,000 healthcare families in New Jersey, will tomorrow announce its endorsement of Ras Baraka for Mayor of Newark.
Baraka, Newark’s South Ward Councilman, was endorsed by the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), the state’s largest health care workers union, on Wednesday. SEIU Local 617 and The New Jersey Working Families Alliance (NJWFA) endorsed Baraka on Thursday. Baraka was endorsed by the New Jersey Laborers Union, the 20,000-member affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), last week.
32BJ SEIU was the 2nd union to endorse Baraka and has 10,000 members in the Garden State.
The candidate is running against former state Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries.