Mayor-elect Helmin J. Caba, our AFT 857 brother, and Councilwoman-elect Rose B. Morales, our AFSCME 2269 sister
“Once again, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program prevailed,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said of the two Labor Candidates’ victory in the Perth Amboy Special Runoff Election for Mayor and City Council. “The political campaign skills taught at our Labor Candidates School, along with excellent strategic planning and a lot of hard work from the New Jersey Labor Movement, got these candidates elected.”
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates Mayor-elect Helmin J. Caba, our AFT 857 brother, and Councilwoman-elect Rose B. Morales, our AFSCME 2269 sister, who won with an outpouring of enthusiastic labor support.
The solidarity of the Middlesex/Somerset Central Labor Council, the Middlesex Building Trades Council, our affiliates, and many union brothers and sisters powered our Labor Candidates past the many challenges that the coronavirus posed to their campaign.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud and grateful for the hundreds of dedicated union members and our allies in the Latino community. They volunteered their tireless efforts via Zoom, text messaging, virtual phone banks and door-to-door contactless literature drops, right until the minute the polls closed. They worked the plan, and the plan worked.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO wishes our new mayor, Brother Caba, and our new councilwoman, Sister Morales, success in using their strong union values to bring change for the better to the historic City of Perth Amboy.
Their wins on December 15 bring to 1,132 the number of Labor Candidate victories since the nationally renowned program started in 1997.
When we work together, We Win!