(Perth Amboy, NJ) – The NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council today announced its endorsements for the November 2022 congressional elections. In total, the union’s trades council – made up of more than 150,000 tradespeople from the state – endorsed a bipartisan slate of ten Democrats and two Republicans in New Jersey’s 12 congressional districts.

“In today’s hyper-partisan environment, tens of thousands of professional men and women are looking for leaders in Washington who are willing to put aside contention and get things done for our working families. hard,” said NJBCTC President William. T. Mullen.

Mullen added, “In the building trades, we focus on one thing, construction. The more we build, the better we can support our families and colleagues. The nominees we approved today share our passion and commitment to growing the economy and investing in our infrastructure so that New Jersey continues to set an example for states across the country.

“Our endorsements of candidates from both parties show that when it comes to worker protections, we expect our representatives to leave partisanship in the locker room and vote for New Jersey workers on important issues like upholding laws. wage rates and the use of Project Labor Agreements, cracking down on bad actors and protecting workers’ rights.

Incumbents from both parties were approved, including the 1st Congressional District, where IBEW’s own member, Congressman Donald Norcross, was endorsed for re-election. In the race for open 8e Congressional District seat Robert J. Menendez was approved.

The complete list of New Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council congressional approvals:

1st Congress District Donald Norcross*

2n/a Congress District Jeff Van Drew*

3rd Congress District Andy Kim*

4e Congress District Chris Smith*

5e Congress District Josh Gottheimer*

6e Congress District Frank Pallone, Jr.*

sevene Congress District Tom Malinowski*

8e Congress District Robert J. Menendez

9e Congress District Bill Pascrell, Jr.*

tene Congress District Donald Payne, Jr.*

11e Congress District Mikie Sherrill*

12e Congress District Bonnie Watson-Coleman*

* designates the owner

The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council coordinates activities and provides resources to 15 affiliated unions in the construction industry. It represents 13 local building trades councils, over 125 local unions and over 150,000 rank-and-file members. The Council represents boilermakers, masons, carpenters, electricians, elevator builders, painters, insulators, ironworkers, laborers, operations engineers, plasterers and cement masons, the trades of piping, roofers, sheet metal workers and road workers.

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