The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters has nominated labor leader and our 1st General Secretary Peter J. McGuire (1852 – 1906) to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees have made significant contributions to the state and the world: as innovators, as leaders, and as voices for the voiceless — often against overwhelming odds. We believe the UBC’s founding father best exemplifies these qualities through his work to
- Win national acceptance for the eight-hour workday.
- Lay the foundation for a five-day workweek.
- Secure recognition for Labor Day, which honors all American workers.
- Co-found the American Federation of Labor, a forerunner to the AFL-CIO.
- Help promote one of the first Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States.
- Create the first publication devoted to the carpentry trade, known as “The Carpenter.”
To support this nomination, PLEASE vote for his inclusion into The New Jersey Hall of Fame. The voting is open to everyone and you can vote multiple times, but you can only cast a vote once from each email account. The deadline is June 20.
Visit http://njhalloffame.org/, click on the vote icon and cast your vote for Peter J. McGuire, by scrolling down to the public service category.
Your vote not only acknowledges McGuire’s achievements, it reaffirms the accomplishments of the labor movement.
Vote NOW to show your support for past successes
and to ensure the labor movement’s triumphs in the future.