Transportation Workers Endorse Cara Parmigiani for Morris Freeholder

Democrat Earns Support of Transportation Workers Union

Morris County Surrogate Candidate Thompan, Morris County Sheriff Candidate William Schievella, Morris County Freeholder Candidate Cara Parmigiani and Assembly Candidate (26th District) Christine Clarke

MORRIS COUNTY — Cara Parmigiani, the Democratic challenger for Morris County Freeholder, has earned the endorsement of the Transportation Workers Union of America, Local 100, which represents public transportation employees in the New York City metropolitan area.

“Public transportation is a critical cog in Morris County’s economic machine that allows our residents to commute to their jobs and support their families. We need to improve and expand our public transportation options to improve the quality of life of our commuting residents and staunch the exodus of younger generations out of Morris County because they cannot commute easily to their jobs,” Parmigiani said.

“Additionally, public transportation provides good jobs, and I am proud to have the support of the TWU, which ensures the integrity of these professions,” Parmigiani said. “The TWU makes sure our public transportation workers are properly trained, are protected in their workplace and receive fair compensation and retirement security. We must always be diligent in recognizing the role organized labor plays in sustaining our middle class and protect their rights to collective bargaining,” Parmigiani said.

The Transportation Workers Union of America represents employees working in bus and subway lines, as well as several airlines, nationwide. TWU Local 100 represents 41,000 public transportation employees in the New York City metropolitan area who operate and maintain subway trains and tracks, staff token booths, clean platforms and cars and repair mechanical equipment, such as elevators and escalators; drive and maintain public buses; and perform similar work with many private commuter transportation firms and school bus companies. Local 100 also represents 26,000 retired transportation workers.

Cara has appeared as an attorney in fifteen New Jersey counties in most divisions of the Superior Court. She has also appeared before various planning boards, zoning boards and municipal courts. Cara provided guidance for a Municipal Master Plan re-evaluation and served on her local Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Cara represents patients in psychiatric facilities across the state. Cara is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School. She lives with her wife and daughter in Morris Plains.

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