Railway union supports Gottheimer’s re-election

The Brotherhood of Locomotive and Engineers and Trainmen praised his fight to block the congestion charge and endorsed Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) for a fifth term in Congress for New Jersey's 5th District.

“Our members are incredibly grateful to Congressman Gottheimer for his leadership and commitment to fighting for workers and our families, creating good jobs and making a major contribution to strengthening our communities,” said Ray Vigil, chairman of the union’s New Jersey State Legislative Board. “From helping to draft and pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill to bringing more infrastructure investment from Washington to Jersey than ever before to leading the fight against New York’s congestion tax, Congressman Gottheimer was a true leader and friend who we could always count on to fight for what was important.”

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is the oldest railroad workers' union in North America. It is a subdivision of the Teamsters union.

“I am so proud to work with the hardworking men and women of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen who help keep our region moving and our economy on track – and keep our trains and tracks running safely and smoothly every day,” said Gottheimer. “In Congress, I helped draft and pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill that included historic investments in rail and public transit. I continue to fight every day to invest in our crumbling infrastructure and protect and create good-paying jobs here in Jersey. I will always support hardworking workers.”

Rep. Rob Menendez (D-Jersey City), who won a decisive victory in the Democratic primary last week, has been endorsed by the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council as he runs for a second term in the 8th District.

“In his first term in Congress, Rob has championed the interests of working families and unions,” said Rich Maroko, HTC President. “We would like to send him back to Washington so he can continue his work for our members in the Eighth District.”

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