The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) has named Kevin Elkins as the new Director of Political Action. A veteran of New York City and Congressional politics, Elkins’ hiring coincides with the union’s investment in member engagement and mobilization efforts aimed to empower members to get involved in the political process and make the carpenters union a driving force in city, state, and federal elections.
“This is the dawn of a new day at the New York City District Council of Carpenters. Kevin is a campaign veteran whose arrival is perfectly timed just as we are pulling out all the stops and making bold moves to elect labor-friendly candidates who support union priorities,” stated Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Geiger. “The union is 20,000 strong here in New York City, and we are a force to be reckoned with. Let his arrival be the first indication to everyone that the Carpenters Union is reenergized and prepared more than ever to strategically fight tooth and nail politically to make sure the city, its boroughs, and surrounding communities in the tri-state area are built union.”
“I am excited to join the fight alongside the New York City District Council of Carpenters to secure the jobs, benefits, and pensions that we deserve. All too often, politicians promise to do right by labor, but then forget about us when we need them the most. With Carpenters RISE we are going to change that dynamic once and for all and ensure union carpenters are an even bigger force in city, state, and federal politics for years to come,” stated Kevin Elkins, Director of Political Action.
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