The following statement is attributable to Essex County and East Orange Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones:
“I am proud to endorse the Healthy Terminals Act (S989/A2487), a bill that would provide 10,000 New Jersey airport workers access to quality, affordable health insurance. Black, brown and immigrant workers have risked their lives on the frontlines of the pandemic to make travel safe for passengers, and we must take care of them too. We must not leave behind New Jersey workers as the New York legislature has already passed this bill. In my capacity as Democratic Party Chairman of East Orange and Essex County, I will be urging legislative leaders to work towards swift passage of this extremely important bill. Newark Liberty plays a vital role in our economy for businesses and workers alike, and we must guarantee that our essential airport workers are adequately protected and have the means to attain meaningful healthcare.”
With over 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington D.C., including 13,000 in New Jersey, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.