PRESS RELEASE June-5-2017

HPAE Stands with Senate President Steve Sweeney

TRENTON — Ann Twomey, President of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO (HPAE), released the following statement today endorsing Senate President Steve Sweeney for re-election to the New Jersey Senate:

“At a time when labor rights and health care coverage are threatened in New Jersey and across the country, we need an experienced, principled and proven leader in the Senate to protect the most vulnerable in our community from ruthless health care cuts and who will stand up with our union members to safeguard their rights.

“Senator Sweeney has stood with our nurses and health care workers when they were organizing for their collective bargaining rights, fighting for just contracts, and advocating for safeguards to protect quality patient care standards. He has been there for us.

“HPAE is proud to endorse re-election of Steve Sweeney to the New Jersey Senate. We look forward to continuing to working alongside Senator Sweeney to the advance the needs of our patients and working men and women in our state.”

HPAE is the largest union of Registered Nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey. HPAE represents 13,000 nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers, and other health care professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, blood banks, and university research facilities in NJ and South East Philadelphia. HPAE is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.

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