Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorses Benson

Today, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters has endorsed Dan Benson for Mercer County Executive.

“Being pro-labor is not just about supporting fair wages and good benefits, but being an innovative mind on both issues of economic development and infrastructure,” William Sproule, EAS Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer said. “Dan Benson is a proven leader in the Assembly and will lead with that same track record at the County.”

“Dan Benson is not a leader just looking to get a job done, but wants to make sure the job is done right.” Anthony Abrantes, EAS Carpenters Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer. “He will make sure Mercer County projects are completed on time with skilled labor, following industry standard safety protocols and being paid a fair wage.”

“We believe Mercer County has an opportunity to be a leader in economic development and recognize that partners like the Carpenters are pivotal in getting us there,” Assemblyman Dan Benson said. “Carpenters have a long history of being a forward-looking organization in the construction industry.”

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters represents about 13,500 of the most skilled carpenters who live and work in New Jersey and over 43,000 carpenters in Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. EAS Carpenters are trained in many different trades, including commercial/residential carpentry; heavy highway; piledriving; floor-layering; mill cabinet work; and tradeshow construction. The Union operates three training centers in the State of New Jersey.

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