(Bridgewater, NJ) — The NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council, which represents 150,000 working men and women from throughout the state, today announced its endorsement of Congressman Malinowski for his second term in Congress. Throughout his first term in Congress, Malinowski has been a leading voice for prevailing wage, collective bargaining and workers rights.
“Our council’s endorsement of both Democratic and Republican candidates recognizes our commitment to this broad, non-partisan approach to solving our nation’s economic needs,” said Council President William T. Mullen. “It also recognizes the commitments these particular candidates have made to protect prevailing wage laws, the use of Project Labor Agreements, and a host of other workers’ rights initiatives.”
“I am proud to have the support of the Building and Construction Trades Council,” said Congressman Malinowski. “I’ve fought since day one for fair wages, better labor standards, and expanded opportunities for all New Jersey workers. As we reopen our economy, it’s never been more important to ensure workers have a seat at the table and an advocate in Congress to guarantee their safety and security.”
Malinowski is a co-sponsor of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which would strengthen labor laws and guarantee workers collective bargaining rights. Congressman Malinowski supported the Moving Forward Act, which expanded Davis-Bacon requirements for prevailing wage. He cosponsored the bipartisan Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which would secure collective bargaining rights for public employees. The Congressman also pushed for the successful repeal of the Cadillac Tax, which unfairly targeted union healthcare plans, and voted for the Butch Lewis Act, which protected multi-employer pension plans.