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Carpenters from NRCC's Local 255 Continue to Protest JCP&L in South Jersey for Unfair Business Practices
Carpenters from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' Local 255 in South Jersey continue to protest Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) for employing contractors that pay below the standard area wages and benefits on projects they conduct.Read more >
During this year’s Black History Month, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters is highlighting some of the organizations’ notable African American employees who consistently provide leadership, elevate the trade and continue to strengthen workers’ rights.
Troy Singleton, NRCC Director of Operations and Local 255 member works actively throughout the state of New Jersey to elevate the livelihood of working families, minorities and women. Singleton, a newly-elected New Jersey State Senator representing the 7th Legislative District, has served as NRCC’s Director of Operations since 2015. Prior to that, he was the assistant to Executive Secretary-Treasurer from 2013-2015, President of the New Jersey Carpenter Contractor Trust from 2011-2014 and Director of Policy and Planning for the New Jersey Regional Council from 2007-2011.Read more >
During this year’s Black History Month, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters is highlighting some of the organizations’ notable African American employees who consistently strive to lead others, elevate the trade and continue to strengthen workers’ rights for union workers.
Mungu Sanchez, Deputy Political Director for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, started his career in politics in his early 20’s working as a staffer for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his time there, he quickly realized his political potential and passion for rallying behind important social issues to improve the quality of life for people within his community. He also discovered the saliency of organizing people to effectively open the doors to better opportunities and how politics should always be used as a catalyst for positive change. Mungu quickly became a part of the solution, working closely with communities affected by various socioeconomic issues and as a key player in local government. He has decades of experience with activism and political organization and has had a strong impact in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA.Read more >
On Monday, Feb. 12, several carpenters from Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' Local 177 and others gathered at lawyer's mall in Annapolis Maryland in support of the Maglev high-speed train project. The demonstration was featured on ABC 2 News on Channel 13.Read more >