March 13, 2018 – Albany, NY – The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke in his campaign for New York State Assembly District 142 seat. Burke, a Democrat, is facing Republican challenger Erik Bohen in the April 24th special election.
"I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters,” said Burke. “If elected to the New York State Assembly's 142nd District, I will continue to promote policies that help ensure the working people in our community can earn a fair wage. I promise to stand with workers at a time when it has become clear that an all-out assault against unions is not going away anytime soon. I believe that together we can fight for what matters."
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters takes the issue of endorsing elected official candidates seriously and only endorses candidates who hold the same values as we do of protecting and preserving workers’ rights. We only provide endorsements to candidates that support Davis-Bacon protections, encourage the use of Project Labor Agreements, fight 1099 Worker Misclassification and support fair wages and benefits for working people.
“We are pleased to endorse Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke’s election bid in the 142nd District and will fully support his campaign through get out the vote efforts,” said Bill Banfield, NRCC’s New York State Regional Manager. “Patrick Burke has worked closely with the Carpenters Union in the past and we look forward to continuing to work with him when he’s elected to the New York State Legislature.”
About the NRCC
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry. For more information on NRCC, please visit our website: northeastcarpenters.org & like us on social Facebook: facebook.com/NortheastRegionalCouncilofCarpenters; Twitter: @nrccarpenters; Instagram: @northeastcarpenters; LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/northeastcarpenters; and Snapchat: @nrccarpenters