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Shades of the Trades


Local unions should be made up of local people.

At the NRCC, we are working each day to make this a reality in cities across the Northeast like Philadelphia, Newark, Jersey City, Camden and Baltimore.

In 2017, we announced the formation of "Shades of the Trades," a committee that will help us to increase the recruitment and retention of people of color and women in our Union.

This committee is focusing on:

  • Developing solutions to overcome the challenges presented by our workforce demographics
  • Engaging in community involvement/coalition building to reach our diversification goals
  • Reshaping the Union’s public image to show our commitment to all working people
  • Rebranding ourselves to show communities and elected officials that our Union represents them and people who live there.  

Over the last year, we have participated in various events/received recognition from numerous Northeast organizations for our efforts, including:

  • Puerto Rican Association for Human Development
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • New Jersey Work Environment Council for our efforts to support New Jersey’s immigrant community.
  • Latinas United for Political Empowerment for our work with the Latino community.

For more information on the Shades of the Trade committee, please contact us at: (732) 417-9229.

91 Fieldcrest Avenue, Suite A18 Edison, NJ 08837  →  (877) 284-5270    Alt. Phone: (732) 417-9229

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