Wednesday, October 16, 2013

International Union of Operating Engineers endorses Mayor Zimmer

Union Local 825 announces:



SPRINGFIELD, NJ, OCTOBER 15, 2013 – The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 announced today that it is endorsing Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer for reelection on November 5.

Citing her commitment to modernize Hoboken’s aging infrastructure through partnerships with public and private stakeholders, union members are lining up to support her reelection.

“Last year, Hurricane Sandy highlighted the critical need for new approaches to help eradicate the flooding problems that face many parts of the city,” said Local 825 business manager Greg Lalevee. 

“Her commitment to tackle this problem with a multi-faceted plan that includes flood barriers and breaks will help protect residents and businesses from this worsening threat,” Lalevee said.

Lalevee noted that mayor Zimmer came into office with a government in crisis. She has worked to stabilize the city and lead it through a difficult period, stabilizing taxes and working to address quality-of-life issues. Zimmer has demonstrated a willingness to take on tough challenges with innovating ideas and by working together with public and private groups.

Local 825 is headquartered in Springfield, N.J., and represents more than 6,500 operating engineers throughout New Jersey and five counties of lower New York: Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware.  Its members operate heavy-equipment – such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, pavers, pile drivers backhoes and loaders – to execute large construction tasks and earthworks operations.