Battle for leadership of one of Jersey City’s largest unions heads to court with lawsuit


A Jersey City union with more than 400 members is suing its former president, demanding that he hand over important financial documents and stop representing himself as the union’s leader.

Jersey City Public Employees Local 246, one of the city’s largest unions with members across city departments that include the departments of finance, law, administration and public safety, filed the 29-page lawsuit that also includes roughly 170 pages of exhibits as evidence, against Julio Cordero in Hudson County Superior Court last month.

The suit says Cordero is ineligible to be the president and a union member because he was fired in January 2022. But despite his termination, Cordero has continued to represent himself as the union president while the appeal of his firing is under consideration by the Office of Administrative Law.

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