ROI Influencers: Power List 2021 — Unions

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Marie Blistan (T-#8)
New Jersey Education Association

Many feel the NJEA — perhaps even more than the Governor’s Office — is dictating return-to-school efforts. 

Kevin Brown
New Jersey state director

His efforts to increase the minimum wage — and to improve the working conditions for workers in those types of roles — have been impactful.

Patrick Delle Cava
Business manager
IBEW Local 102

The head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has the respect of both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature and in his field.

Greg Lalevee
Business manager
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825

Nationally, construction trades are not growing. Lalevee is bucking that trend at the Operating Engineers Local 825, adding to his reputation as one of the savviest trade union executives in the country.

Bill Mullen
New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council

He oversees 15 unions and more than 150,000 members. His role in helping spur economic development cannot be overstated.

Ray Pocino
Vice president and Eastern regional manager
Laborers International Union of North America

Numerous board and commission roles give unions a seat at the table in all economic development initiatives in the state.

Hetty Rosenstein (T-#8)
New Jersey director
Communications Workers of America

The CWA proved its incredible strength and influence with deal it reached with governor at beginning of the pandemic. 

Frank Spencer
General vice president
United Brotherhood of Carpenters

The carpenters continue to be one of the most influential unions in the state. Having a national labor leader with ties to the state is boost for the state.

William Sproule
Executive secretary-treasurer
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Sproule’s group oversees more than 30,000 carpenters and contractors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and parts of West Virginia and Virginia.