For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contact:    Kelly Hart

July 16, 2019                                                                                                                            973-464-1047

Assemblyman Hal Wirths announced his endorsement of the New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council.

“I am honored to be endorsed by the hard-working men and women of the state’s building trades,” Wirths said.  “When I was the Labor Commissioner, we worked together to advance Helmets to Hardhats construction job training programs for returning veterans as well as fixing the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.”

The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council coordinates activity and provides resources to 15 affiliated trades unions in the construction industry.  It represents 13 Local Building Trades Councils, more than 100 local unions and over 150,000 rank and file members.  Created in 1903, the Trades Council has helped its 15 affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, and support legislation that affects working families.

“Following an extensive screening process, our Council’s unions have endorsed a roster of candidates who are willing to work with us to create jobs and economic prosperity in New Jersey,” said Council President William T. Mullen.

In his first term in the Assembly, as a member of the Labor Committee, Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, and the Appropriations Committee, Wirths has been at the forefront of supporting a pro-growth agenda as well as advancing legislation to protect construction workers from unscrupulous contractors who seek to defraud both their employees and taxpayers on public works projects.”

“I am proud to work with the Trades on promoting apprenticeship programs as well as the legislation I have introduced to debar contractors who are already debarred on federal projects and use E-Verify on public works projects to insure that taxpayer-funded construction jobs are going to those legally able to work in the United States.”

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