Barry Kushnir

President
(201) 344-7353

37 Edward Hart Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Barry Kushnir is a lifelong resident of Hudson County, serving as President of the Hudson County Central Labor Council since his appointment in September 2018. President Kushnir was unanimously elected to the position in December 2019. He has been a delegate to the CLC since 2004 and has served as COPE Chair, Vice President and Secretary Treasurer under the leadership of President Emeritus Peter Busacca. President Kushnir stepped up to lead the council upon Busacca's retirement and was unanimously elected to his current position by the delegation. 

Kushnir is a Roadway Maintenance Person on the New Jersey Turnpike and member of IFPTE Local 194, The New Jersey Turnpike Employees' Union since 1992. Kushnir has represented union members for three decades in various capacities including Shop Steward, Area Officer and Executive Board member of Local 194. He was elected President of Local 194 in November 2018.

President Kushnir holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, a Masters Degree in Labor and Employment Relations from the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and has received training from the AFL-CIO, Organizing Institute and Rutgers LEARN program. He is a resident of Bayonne and the proud father of Jake and Zoe Kushnir.