Sacco joins new truckers’ union for kickoff event

It was held in North Bergen's Braddock Park on Sept. 19

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North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco spoke at the kickoff event for the NJ United Truckers, also known as Camioneros Unidos.

The union’s first event was held at Braddock Park on Saturday, Sept. 19.

NJ United Truckers

The statewide trucker organization currently has 127 members, all independent truck owners in New Jersey. The union is only three months old.

Its stated mission is “to advocate for truck drivers on a variety of issues, such as wages, motor vehicle insurance, health care, and safety.”

Mayor Sacco greeted Union President Juan Salcedo and met individually with the attendees. Sacco reiterated his strong support for unions and spoke with them about their concerns.

“I was proud to join the NJ United Truckers for a kickoff event in Braddock Park this weekend,” Sacco said. “Their mission is to advocate for truck drivers on a variety of issues, such as wages, motor vehicle insurance, health care, and safety.”

Officials show support

Also speaking at the event were former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey and Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri. Other state officials were also in attendance, including Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez.

McGreevey, who leads the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, said that United Truckers employs reentry participants. According to its mission statement, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation is a nonprofit agency seeking to remove all barriers to employment for citizens returning from incarceration.

McGreevey said that United Truckers has also volunteered to deliver food for distribution statewide.

“They are always there to volunteer for us,” he said.

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