EAST ORANGE, New Jersey – April 19, 2017 – Teamsters Industrial and Allied Workers Union, Local 97, has announced their endorsement of East Orange Mayoral candidate, Ted R. Green.   The endorsement was led by President John Gerow and included the Executive Board.
“Ted Green has been active in East Orange for more than 25 years through his volunteerism, civic work and his career in municipal government and ultimately in public office - he has dedicated his life to public service,” said John Gerow, President of Local 
Teamsters 97.  He added, “For this reason and many more, we find him the perfect candidate for Mayor to lead the city forward and to work with organized labor to accomplish many of the cities goals.”
The Teamsters have nearly 7,000 members including employees of University Hospital and Rutgers University, as well as the Industrial/Allied workers.  
20170418_163917.jpgTed Green said, “I want to thank John and the leadership of Teamsters Local 97 for their  endorsement.  Organized labor is an important part of my family history and my history.”  Green also stated that his father and mother are retired educators and his uncle had a lengthy career as an unionized ironworker.  In addition, Ted added, “I was a proud member of Communications Workers of America – and we have many outstanding union workers employed in municipal government and citizens who are employed in unionized labor as well.” 
“Organized labor is the foundation of the workforce of our country and a major part of the City of East Orange.  My focus is to work with employees and cities to move the city forward,” Green added.