IBEW Local 827 endorses Parker Space for Assembly

16 Oct 2019 | 02:14

    Statewide union backs District 24 legislator for his support of keeping jobs in the US.

    Assemblyman Parker Space announced today that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 827 has endorsed his candidacy for the November 5th Election in the 24th District.

    “IBEW 827 is endorsing Assemblyman Space for LD-24, he has supported the working men and women in New Jersey and understands the needs of the middle class,” said Robert Speer, President and Business Manager of IBEW 827.

    Space voted in support of A-1992, The Call Center Jobs Act to prevent well-paying communications jobs from being shipped overseas at the expense of middle class New Jerseyans.

    Space also credited his sponsoring of legislation to increase broadband speeds and internet accessibility in Northwestern New Jersey and his backing of legislation to support and fund apprenticeships, technical training schools and other worker training programs to provide the proper tools for the workforce of the 21st century.

    “It is an honor to earn the support of the hard-working men and women of IBEW 827,” said Space (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “I am a blue-collar person myself and I will not back down from doing what is right for my constituents who want a fair deal for their 40 hours a week and more they put in.”

    Space also noted that he is endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and a major trade union simultaneously

    “Working together with both labor and business to grow New Jersey’s economy, create jobs, and make the state more competitive is the right thing to do,” Space noted. “I have an open-door policy and I will continue to do so.”

    IBEW 827 represents New Jersey workers in the communications industry at such companies as Century Link, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and Altice.