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International Union of Operating Engineers endorses Mayor Zimmer

Union Local 825 announces:

LOCAL 825
OPERATING ENGINEERS ENDORSE ZIMMER,
CITE
STRONG LEADERSHIP AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES
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.  

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