This is a pretty big development – thanks to Couch Potato Politics for the inside view. – the_promised_land
UPDATE 10:30pm from Rosi: We reached CWA NJ Area Director Hetty Rosenstein a few minutes ago, for a quote for Blue Jersey, and this is what she had to say:
Public workers and their many allies in the private sector stood together today to endorse those who stood with us this year and to deny endorsement to those who attacked collective bargaining. The majority of Democrats in NJ believe in and defend collective bargaining. They deserve a labor endorsement. A minority do not. That group should not get a labor endorsement.
ALL NJ State Assembly members who backed Sweeney’s attack on public workers will NOT be endorsed by NJ State AFL-CIO.
Waiting on the senate votes of endorsement now.
Senate President Stephen Sweeeny FAILS to get AFL CIO endorsement.
Jeff Van Drew does not get AFL CIO endorsement
Jim Whelan does not get AFL CIO Endorsement
Teresa Ruiz does not get AFL CIO Endorsement
James Beach does not get AFL CIO Endorsement
Fred Maddon does not get AFL CIO Endorsement
Donald Norcross does not get AFL CIO Endorsement (His brother couldn’t buy this vote for him).
The Christecrats have discovered that votes against labor have consequences!
Half the delegates stormed out of the conference, shouting in disapproval.
Delegates from Building and Trades walked out and are still yelling and arguing about the results outside the conference meeting as of 5:27PM.
Looks like the delegates that walked out won’t be takling part in anymore of the voting.
Special thnks to Erin Fagan from CWA 1038 for providing blow-by-blow, live updates