The politically potent Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is wading into the non-partisan election in Hillside, endorsing Nancy Mondella for mayor and her slate of council candidates.
“Making sure that working class families receive the fair wage, good benefits and the safe working conditions they deserve seems like common sense,” said William Sproule, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
The Carpenters endorsement is also accompanied by financial support and boots on the ground.
Sproule said that the Mondella slate, which includes Renee Howard, George Cook, and Armando Guerra, “understands that there are those who actively take steps to weaken worker rights.”
“Their actions threaten our local standard of living and our communities as a whole,” Sproule said.”
Mondella, a councilwoman, is challenging incumbent Dahlia Vertreese in the November non-partisan municipal election. The local Demcoratic Party is backing Mondella, a former school board member.
She has the backing of the two state senators from Union County, Joseph Cryan (D-Union) and Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), the Democratic county chairman.