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Anthony Abrantes

Phone: 732-589-3014
Email: aabrantes@eascarpenters.org

Anthony Abrantes is the Director of Organizing for the Eastern Atlantic State Regional Council of Carpenters, which represents nearly 42,000 Union Carpenters from, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, & Puerto Rico.

Anthony helps oversees the day-to-day operations of the regional council, its departments, 18 training centers, 172 staff members, 22 local unions, & 15 regional offices.

In addition, Anthony currently serves in the following roles:

  • Executive Board Member – Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Trustee – Carpenters Contractors Trust
  • Trustee – Northeast Carpenters Funds
  • Trustee – Carpenters Benefits Fund of Philadelphia & Vicinity
  • President Emeritus – Northwest Jersey Central Labor Council
  • Delegate – Carpenters Local 254

He previously served in the following Leadership Roles:

  • Political Director – Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Commissioner – Morris County Park Commission
  • Board of Trustees – Union County College Foundation
  • Board Member – Cornerstone Family Programs
  • Co-Chair – Morris County Alliance for Action
  • Board Member – Morris County Planning Board
  • Trustee – Morris County Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Board Member – Parsippany PAL
  • Board Member – Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Development Board
  • Board Member – Morris County Economic Development Committee
  • President – Northwest Jersey Central Labor Council

His education includes a B.A. from Montclair State University in Sociology with an emphasis in Justice Studies. In addition, he has completed Certificate Programs at the following Universities: Harvard Law, The Wharton School, Cornell, Yale, Michigan, and Rutgers. He also completed a Certificate Program at Dale Carnegie. Prior to joining the UBC he also interned as investigative analyst with the NJ Office of Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice – Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau.

Anthony has also been recognized with the following achievements:

  • 2021 Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award – Labor, Construction & Real Estate
  • 2021 #22 on the Insider New Jersey Labor 100 Power List

An Essex County native he has been in Morris County for last 30 years and now resides in East Hanover, NJ with his wife, Nicole and their two children, Nicolette and Anthony Jr.