The New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Labor Management Council (LMC) recently received a $20,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor to continue its work in the labor community.

Frank Wade, executive director of the self-funded LMC, says the funds will help the council further realize its goals of communication and support among labor and management. ”These funds will also assist us in developing innovative programs for the benefit of our members and residents of New Jersey,” Wade says.

The LMC was established in 1998 with a $100,000 grant from the Federal Meditation Conciliation Service. The council represents more than 135,000 individuals in the building trade unions and major construction employer associations. Its more recent projects include a direct mail campaign to promote the benefits of project labor agreements for private and public building projects, and participation in the New Jersey School Boards Association 2003 workshop.

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