Overview

The Principles That Guide Us As Citizen-Carpenters

As trade unionists and citizens, we are focused on improving industry standards and employment opportunities for union carpenters and the small and large businesses that employ them. Our advocacy is centered on a simple and abiding motto: “When carpenters work, New Jersey works.”

Our guiding principles:

  • Development of intelligent labor laws that serve honest workers and honest employers by raising construction industry standards and making the industry safer for all workers
  • Fighting against employer payroll fraud in construction so law-abiding businesses can secure work without facing competitors who illegally lower their labor costs
  • Preserving New Jersey’s prevailing wage law standards to ensure that our states’ commitments to fair labor standards endure
  • Fighting for sensible and sustainable capital construction programs that create jobs and stimulate the economy, like school construction, bridge improvements and other transportation infrastructure projects
  • Protecting the Carpenter trade jurisdiction against legislative proposals that weaken our members’ ability to secure work, such as right-to-work initiatives

Get Involved

Qualification Requirements to Run for Public Office

Federal Offices

Office: President of the United States (United States Const., Art. II, § 1-4)
Age: 35 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
14 yrs. Resident in Nation. Natural Born Citizen

Office: United States Senator (United States Const., Art. I, § 3-3)
Age: 30 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
Inhabitant of State. U.S. Citizen for 9 years

Office: Representative in Congress (United States Const., Art. I, § 2-2)
Age: 25 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
Inhabitant of State. U.S. Citizen for 7 years

NJ State Offices

Office: Governor
Age: 30 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
7 yrs. Resident of the State. U.S. Citizen

Office: Delegates to National
Age: 18 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
Inhabitant of State. U.S. Citizen for 9 years

Office: Representative in Congress
Age: 25 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
Inhabitant of State. U.S. Citizen for 7 years

Office: New Jersey Senate
Age: 30 Years
Residency / Citizenship: 
4 yrs. Resident of the State. U.S. Citizen

Office: New Jersey General Assembly
Age: 21 Years
Residency / Citizenship: 
2 yrs. Resident of the State. U.S. Citizen

Office: County Office
Age: 18 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
Resident of the State. U.S. Citizen

Office: State Committee
Age: 18 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
Resident of the State. U.S. Citizen

Office: Municipalities
Age: 18 Years
Residency / Citizenship:
1 yr. Resident of the State. U.S. Citizen

Who’s Ready For Some Action?

Building relationships is an on-going job and political work is vital for every member.Turning Union productivity and grass-roots power into jobs involves building powerful relationships in state and local governments, and membership involvement. You can be a part of this process by running for political positions.

We’re looking for Carpenters who are ready to take their political game to the next level. If you want to learn more, send an email to political@northeastcarpenters.org and enter “member action” in the subject line.

Find my District

Not sure what District you live in? Follow the link to find your District. Find your District!
Find your polling station by contacting your Commissioner of Registration

Register to Vote

Get Registered!

The registrant must download and complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form.

Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.

Where to Register

Registration Application Forms are available from the Division of Elections, the Commissioners of Registration office in the County where you live or from your Municipal Clerk.

  • Registration forms are also available at Division of Motor Vehicle offices. You can also register to vote at the same time you are applying for assistance or service at the following agencies:
  • NJ Medical Assistance & Health Services Program
  • WIC (Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infant & Children)
  • Work First NJ Programs
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Office of Disability Services – Department of Human Services – Public Offices
  • Armed Forces of the United States Recruitment Offices
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Department of Labor
  • Commission of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • County Welfare Agency or County Board of Social Services

You can also print a registration application and after entering required data, mail it to the Commissioners of Registration office in the county where you reside. In addition, this form can be used for name and address changes.

VOTE BY MAIL!

If we want our values and needs represented in government, it is vitally important that we come out in support of the candidates who help us advance our goals at all levels. When you sign up to Vote by Mail, you are helping your Council focus resources more effectively on Election Day, getting those members who haven’t voted yet out to the polls. It also demonstrates the strength of Union Carpenters to affect the outcome of elections by turning out votes early on behalf of candidates who support our values.

New Jersey’s Vote By Mail (VBM) also known as the Absentee Ballot, allows you to submit your ballot through the mail. You have 7 days prior to the election to request a ballot application via mail, or you can request one in person at your County Clerk’s office by 3 p.m. the day before election day.

Note also that voters have an option of indicating on the application for a Mail-In Ballot that they
would prefer to receive a ballot for each election that takes place during the remainder of the calendar year.

Voters also now have an option of automatically receiving a Mail-In Ballot for each General Election. If such voter no longer wants this option, the County Clerk’s office must be notified in writing.

A registered voter may cast their ballot by mail by completing the application for VBM and returning the application to their County Clerk by mail or in person up until 3 p.m. on election day.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an application for Vote By Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

There is no excuse not to vote!

The Commissioners of Registration cannot accept faxed copies or an electronic transmission of a voter registration form since an original signature is required.