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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.