May 8, 2018 – Edison, New Jersey – The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Ras Baraka in his re-election campaign for Mayor of Newark, NJ. Mayor Baraka is running for re-election in today’s Mayoral election.
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 Ras Baraka’s election bid for Mayor of Newark and will fully support his campaign through get out the vote efforts. He believes in supporting strong workers’ rights and stands with the NRCC’s beliefs that fair wages, health and retirement benefits should make up the fabric of the middle-class,” said Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Ballantyne. “Ras Baraka believes in supporting strong workers’ rights and we look forward to working with him when he’s elected as the Mayor of Newark.”
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