North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. received the endorsement of SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country, with 13,000 members in New Jersey.
“SEIU 32BJ and our members proudly endorse Councilman Anibal Ramos for reelection in the Newark’s North Ward," said Kevin Brown, executive vice president and New Jersey State Director, SEIU 32BJ.
"Not only has Councilman Ramos recently been a champion of the Building Service Worker Retention Ordinance to protect workers from being arbitrarily fired when a building is sold or a contract changes hands, the Councilman also led the charge on the Newark Paid Sick Days ordinance and the Building Service Worker Standard Wage," Brown said. "He is a candidate who truly represents the interest of the working people and his constituents and that is why we will mobilizing the full force of our membership to ensure his victory.”
Ramos said he is grateful for the endorsement.
"I am proud and thankful to receive the support from SEIU 32BJ," Ramos said. "This endorsement is recognition of my longtime support for working families. I will always be a champion of protecting working families from abuse and ensuring they earn a living wage."
Ramos sponsored legislation that was recently signed into law by Mayor Ras Baraka that will protect subcontracted janitors, security officers, and door attendants from losing their jobs for 90 days when a contract changes hands through no fault of their own.