The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council has today announced the endorsement of Representative Tom MacArthur for re-election to the United States House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District.
We have endorsed Rep. MacArthur since his first election when he told us he would stand firm on building trades issues. Representative Tom MacArthur has stayed true to his word, he has been an unfailing public servant and an advocate for the men and women of the building trades in New Jersey and in Washington, DC. Rep. MacArthur has fought to protect prevailing wage mandates and to support the preservation of the Davis-Bacon Act. He is a strong supporter of project labor agreements. Rep. MacArthur has been accessible and responsive to all fifteen of our affiliated International Unions. He is for growth, a strong ally of ours on infrastructure and the effort to further New Jersey’s economic recovery and increase union construction jobs for our members.
There is not a more loyal group than the Building Trades. When a candidate shakes our hand and asks for our support promising to fight for our building trades members and does just that, our loyalty must kick in, otherwise, we lose credibility. In a perfect world, we would agree on every single issue with our Representatives in Washington D.C., however, regardless of party affiliation – that never happens. Our days of voting along party lines are long a thing of the past. We support candidates that support the New Jersey Building Trades.
Rep. Tom MacArthur has gained the confidence and respect of the leadership and his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He has EARNED OUR SUPPORT AND LOYALTY. We endorse our friend and advocate, Congressman Tom MacArthur for re-election so that together, we can continue to build New Jersey. ALL WE DO IS BUILD.
The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council coordinates activity and provides resources to 15 affiliated trades unions in the construction industry. It represents 13 Local Building Trades Councils, more than 125 local unions and over 150,000 rank and file members. The Council 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.