Continuing an impressive string of endorsements from respected business and labor groups focused on job creation, Congressman Jon Runyan today announced that he had earned the support of the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
These endorsements follow similar pronouncements from the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 322, United States Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers, and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825.
The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council represents thirteen Local Building Trades Councils, more than 100 local unions and over 150,000 rank and file members. Created in 1903, the NJ B&CTC has helped its fifteen affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions. NJ B&CTC President Sean McGarvey tweeted Congressman Runyan's endorsement yesterday: http://twitter.com/#!/BCTDPrez.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades members work in the Finishing Trades as industrial and commercial painters, drywall finishers, wall coverers, glaziers, glass workers, floor covering installers, sign makers, display workers, convention and show decorators. Their skills are in demand at virtually every construction project in New Jersey. Official endorsement letter from Businessman Manager Harry Harchetts is attached.
"I am deeply appreciative of the continued support my campaign is earning from business and labor groups whose primary focus is growing our economy and creating jobs for the people of Burlington and Ocean counties," said Rep. Runyan. "By working together we can get our economy moving again and our country headed in the right direction."