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Building trades backs Menendez

By David Wildstein, October 03 2018 3:19 pm

The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council has unanimously endorsed Bob Menendez for another term in the United States Senate.

“Senator Menendez has dedicated his entire career to fighting to expand the middle class, creating good- paying jobs and growing our economy. He has stood up for the rights of workers and been our champion in the United States Senate,” said Bill Mullen, the president of the Building Trades Council. “We are proud to stand with Senator Menendez as he has stood for us. It’s absolutely critical we send Bob Menendez back to Washington to keep fighting for us and our families and be the voice for hardworking New Jerseyans in the Senate.”

The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council represents 150,000 New Jersey residents in 15 international building trades unions and 13 county councils representing the represents Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Electricians, Elevator Constructors, Painters, Insulators, Iron Workers, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons, Pipe Trades, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers and Teamsters.

“I am thrilled to have the support of the hardworking men and women–the carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, pipefitters, roofers and others–who build and keep New Jersey strong,” said Menendez. “These men and women represent the best of New Jersey.  Together, we will fight to grow the middle class and ensure everyone who works hard earns a livable wage.  We will fight the Trump Administration’s attempts to roll back workplace safety standards and erode workers’ rights.  The stakes in this election have never been higher, and with your help, we will win on Election Day and keep fighting for the values we New Jerseyans hold dear.”

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