Team Bhalla Council Slate Receives Endorsement From Hotel Union

Hotel Trades Council and 32BJ SEIU Endorse Team Bhalla Slate for Hoboken City Council
The Hotel Trades Council and 32BJ SEIU announced their support today for the Team Bhalla at-large Council slate of Councilman Jim Doyle, Councilwoman Emily Jabbour and Joe Quintero.

Mayor Bhalla and his team have been consistent champions of hospitality workers in Hoboken,” said Rich Maroko, President of the Hotel Trades Council. “Even in the face of the deep challenges posed by COVID-19, we have seen them work diligently to protect working people. We know we can count on Team Bhalla to continue to protect workers and residents alike through the remainder of this pandemic. On the Council, Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour, and Joe Quintero will stand up for working people and Hoboken’s most vulnerable residents. Together with Mayor Bhalla, we are confident they are the best team to lead Hoboken forward.“Mayor Bhalla continues to be at the forefront of creating worker protection for service workers in Hoboken. He has worked diligently in bettering worker’s conditions in Hoboken for black, brown, and working class people in the City, with the support of his City Council team. He has demonstrated time and time again his commitment and support for workers and union members who are the heart of this City,” said SEIU 32BJ Executive Vice President and NJ State Director Kevin Brown: “We know that when reelected, he will continue to prioritize building a Hoboken that works for all—not just the wealthy few. And he can do this best, if we elect his whole team. We are proud to support the Team Bhalla City Council slate – Jim Doyle, Joe Quintero and Emily Jabbour – in the campaign — and we look forward to their continued service to Hoboken.”

The Team Bhalla slate welcomed these major union endorsements and committed to fight every day for a Hoboken that works for all.
Both unions had previously endorsed Mayor Bhalla for re-election. Together, The Hotel Trades Council and 32BJ SEIU represent about 20,000 workers in New Jersey.