Ten NJ Locals of Mass-Transit Union Deliver Endorsement to Murphy

An influential labor organization that represents thousands of New Jersey’s mass-transit workers has decided to pick a side with only weeks left before the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The 10 New Jersey locals of the Amalgamated Transit Union announced yesterday that they are endorsing Democratic frontrunner Phil Murphy, citing a mass-transit platform that Murphy recently put forward that calls for increased funding for New Jersey Transit’s operating budget out of the state’s own annual spending plan.

“It’s time to elect a governor who recognizes that we have a transportation crisis,” said Ray Greaves, chairman of the New Jersey State Council of the Amalgamated Transit Union, during a news conference the union held in Newark yesterday.

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