Services Employees International Union, Local 32BJ, has endorsed Tom Malinowski in his campaign for New Jersey’s 7th District. 32BJ is one of the fastest-growing unions in New Jersey, with 13,000 members, and SEIU is the largest property services workers’ union in the country.
“Our endorsement committee, comprised of local members, met with Tom and were impressed with his commitment to fighting for a $15 federal minimum wage, safeguarding union rights and supporting immigrant communities and working families,” said Kevin Brown, Vice President and New Jersey State Director of 32BJ SEIU. “32BJ members are committed to turning out to help elect Tom as a friend of labor and working people who will push for sensible laws that will strengthen our communities. Tom understands that fighting for a better quality of life should top priority, and unions help ensure progress, and he has stood up against racism and Anti-Semitism.”
“I am very honored to have the support of 32BJ members,” Malinowski said. “Workers’ rights are under attack, and the current Republican leadership is complicit. As a long-time advocate for working families and labor, I want to ensure New Jerseyans aren’t cheated out of the wages and benefits they deserve.”
Tom is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He oversaw the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Labor Affairs during the Obama Administration, serving as the chief advocate for worker protections in our international trade agreements and providing support to trade union activists around the world.