Declaring Sen. Booker “a true partner of organized labor,” the South Jersey Building Trades today announced the group’s firm support of Booker’s re-election bid to the U.S. Senate.
“As mayor and now as senator, Cory Booker has always proven that he is a true partner of organized labor,” said Dan Cosner, President of the South Jersey Building Trades. “We unanimously support the Senator’s reelection as we need more leaders like him in Washington – leaders who will fight to increase the minimum wage, expand college affordability and ensure equal pay for an equal day’s work.”
Among other building-related professions, the South Jersey Building Trades includes electricians, carpenters, ironworkers, pipefitters, roofers, insulators and sheet metal workers. The organization, located in Westville, NJ, represents 20,000 members across Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Cumberland, and Salem Counties.
Over the past year in Washington, Sen. Booker has taken on tough issues by focusing on job creation through targeted tax breaks and innovative apprenticeship programs. He has also fought to increase the minimum wage and make sure that men and women are paid equally for doing the same job.
Booker’s running for a full, six-year term against Republican challenger Jeff Bell.