Trenton, NJ – “Phil Murphy is the right man for the job, said Teamsters President Jim Hoffa. He understands what it’s like to grow up in a working class family and has a strong history of fighting on behalf of workers,” continued Hoffa. “We’ve all had enough of Chris Christie and his anti-worker policies. New Jersey needs a governor that is going to fully staff the Department of Labor so that it has the resources to enforce the laws against companies that attack working men and women.” At a rally on November 4th, Democratic nominee for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy pledged support for issues and concerns of Teamster truck drivers working at the Port of New York and New Jersey. “I want you to know that I’ll be there when you need me,” said Murphy.
“We must make sure we get back to doing things like cracking the back of misclassification, respecting prevailing wage, honoring project labor agreements and having the backs of our union brothers and sisters,” Murphy said. “It is the door through which so many in NJ walked into the middle class – we will hold that door open. I promise you that.”
” Phil Murphy supports labor,” said Fred Potter, President of Teamsters Local 469 in Hazlet, N.J. “He is the kind of candidate that the Teamsters need to stand up to special interests and corporations that are determined to undermine and weaken workers’ rights in our state.