HAMILTON, NJ – Members of the region's largest labor organization, the Mercer County Central Labor Council (MCCLC), have voted in favor of endorsing Council President Jeff Martin in his bid for Hamilton Township Hamilton Mayor, and Pat Papero and Nancy Phillips who are running for Hamilton Council, union officials announced.  

“I am humbled by the endorsement and support of our working men and women of the Mercer County Central Labor Council. Our campaign is committed to bringing good-paying, local jobs to Hamilton that will ultimately benefit our local economy and benefit every resident in our town,” said Martin. 

Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Michele Liebtag called Jeff Martin, Pat Papero and Nancy Phillips “true friends of the labor movement.” Liebtag continued, “Labor proudly stands with Martin, Papero and Phillips here in Hamilton because they will fight for our working families who are the backbone of our community”.

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“As a PBA Local 187 delegate, I understand first-hand the importance of unions for helping working-class families like mine earn a living and I am honored to have their support," Papero added.

Phillips, a teacher, said that “As a proud union member I am truly thankful for the support and dedication from the Central Labor Council in our fight to increase the quality of life for everyone in Hamilton”. 

The New Jersey Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is the state federation of labor representing over 50,000 members of 37 local unions throughout New Jersey. The mission of the Mercer County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.  

Martin is facing incumbent Mayor Kelly Yaede in the November 5 General Election.  Papero and Phillips are facing off against Vinnie Capodanno and Richard Balgowan for two open council seats.  

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