WYCKOFF, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced today that he has earned the endorsement of the New Jersey State Building Trades Council (NJ B&CTC), including the Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council which represents 25,000 workers and their families living in Bergen County.

“Thank you to the New Jersey State Building Trades Council, and especially the Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council and its members and their families across Bergen County for your endorsement. The hardworking men and women of the Building & Construction Trades quite literally build our economy and I am so honored to have their support and proud to be fighting alongside them to strengthen our communities,” said Congressman Gottheimer. “I helped craft and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to create millions of jobs a year for the next decade, and I won’t stop working to protect and create good-paying jobs. Whether it’s fighting for critical infrastructure projects, including the Gateway Train Tunnel, that will create thousands more jobs in our state, or protecting affordable healthcare, I won’t stop doing everything I can to grow our economy, expand opportunities, and ensure a bright future for our families.”

“Congressman Josh Gottheimer is a tireless fighter for the priorities of working families in Bergen County and New Jersey and we are proud to endorse him for re-election,” said Thomas Sullivan, President of the Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council. “He works hard to bring good jobs to North Jersey, and stands up for our families, including fighting for the healthcare our members depend on, for infrastructure, and for lower taxes. Josh Gottheimer is a problem solver who knows how to get things done and we’re proud to endorse him for re-election to Congress.”

The NJ B&CTC 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 NJ B&CTC has helped its affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining and project labor agreements.

Investments Gottheimer Helped Clawed Back to Jersey from Washington Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Over Five Years Include: 

  • Helping build the Gateway Tunnel between New York and New Jersey. 
  • $8 billion to repair New Jersey’s crumbling highways, roads, and bridges.
  • $1 billion in critical water infrastructure needs to get forever chemicals and lead out of our families’ water.
  • $100 million in broadband for the more than 100,000 people in Jersey without broadband access.
  • $4.1 billion to improve Jersey’s public transportation.
  • $104 million for EV charging networks across the state and $2.5 billion available to apply for in grants.
  • $272 million for airport infrastructure.
  • Helping create millions of jobs a year for the next decade, including for our hardworking men and women of labor.