“Whatever office you’re running for, you’re out there to make the working men and women’s voices heard,” said Joseph V. Egan, business manager of IBEW 456, as he welcomed more than 30 union members to the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 25th Annual Labor Candidates School on Saturday, August 14, 2021. “I admire you for doing this.”
Assemblyman Egan, D-17th District and chairman of the Assembly Labor Committee, is a 65-year member of Local 456. He told the union brothers and sisters at the nationally recognized school that they have the chance to improve the lives of New Jersey’s working families.
“Bills change the lives of people,” the dean of New Jersey’s Labor Candidates said as he told of legislative successes. “Remember this: When you’re in a room and you’re representing organized labor, everyone may not agree with you, but they have to listen to you. And you will make a difference.”
The school, from August 14 through 15, is being held at IBEW Local 456 headquarters in North Brunswick. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks the union, the Middlesex/Somerset Central Labor Council, and all instructors, staff and participants for their contributions.