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Abrantes heads Northwest Jersey Central Labor Council

By David Wildstein, March 25 2019 9:17 am

Anthony Abrantes of the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters has been elected president of the Northwest Jersey Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which represents almost 40,000 labor members in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties.

Abrantes will take over the building trades union post in one of the few Republican areas of the state.

The East Hanover resident was appointed to the Morris County Park Commission in 2018 and served as a Morris County Planning Board member.

Elected on Abrantes were: Michael Pulsinelli (IBEW Local 102) as Secretary-Treasurer; Sheila Schicker (HPAE Local 5629) as executive vice president; James Harper (SMART Local 25) as first vice president; Grisel Anton (AFSCME District 1199J) as second vice president; and Robert Hopkins (UBC Local 254) as recording secretary.

Winning trustee seats were: Ken Simone (BAC Local 4); John Mancini (LIUNA Local 3); and Jennifer Higgins (AFT Local 1904).  Scott Spratt (UTU Local 60) is the Sergeant-At-Arms.

The new vice presidents-at-large are:  Scott Lamorticella  (UA Local 696); George Curreri (IBEW Local 827);  Saverio Samarelli  (LIUNA Local 3); Mark Keple (UBC Local 254); David Cicalese  (ILA Local 1); Ted Ujfallussy (IUPAT DC711); Daniel Sebban (UBC Local 254); and George Krevet (CWA Local 1037).

The slate ran unopposed last month.

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