On Tuesday, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla picked up a significant endorsement in his bid to win re-election to a second term this November.  The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) issued the following press release:

LIUNA Endorses Mayor Ravi Bhalla for Re-Election

EAST BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY — The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), the 25,000-member political powerhouse in New Jersey, has announced its support for Ravi Bhalla for re-election as mayor of Hoboken.

“The New Jersey Laborers Union enthusiastically endorses Ravi Bhalla for mayor. We have seen first-hand how his leadership and commitment to the residents of Hoboken have made a difference. From protecting vulnerable residents and workers from COVID-19, supporting local business, and upgrading and modernizing Hoboken’s aging infrastructure, Ravi has shown that local government matters and experience and the ability to find practical solutions to the challenges facing Hoboken matters even more” said Raymond M. Pocino, international vice president and eastern regional manager of LIUNA.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla said, “I am honored to be recognized by the New Jersey Laborers and look forward to continuing our partnership with its hard-working members to improve Hoboken’s infrastructure. As mayor, I will continue to stand up for working people.”


The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union today. Its more than 25,000 members in New Jersey are united through collective bargaining and committed to securing the good wages, benefits, and safe and just workplaces they so richly deserve.