From Carpenters 197

(DC) – Carpenters Local 197 is proud to endorse Jordan Grossman for DC Council Ward 2. Jordan has shown a lifelong commitment to fighting for working families in his professional and personal life. The Carpenters Union is confident that Jordan will bring that same commitment to his work on DC Council by holding developers and unscrupulous construction contractors accountable for wage theft, promoting high-quality workforce training, and ensuring all DC residents have a path to the middle class.

“I’m so honored to have the support of Carpenters Local 197, the workers who have literally built our city. As Ward 2’s councilmember, I’ll fight for real action on wage theft and workplace safety to ensure that the laws and protections on the books make a real difference in workers’ daily lives. As we rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that we make it possible for families to afford to thrive right here in the DC neighborhoods that they love.”

“Washington DC is the wage theft capital of the country. Working families need bold action to prevent immoral and unfair practices from decimating the construction industry.” Raul Castro, Lead Organizer for Carpenters Local 197, said “When contractors steal from workers, the whole community suffers. Ward 2 needs Jordan Grossman, who will stand up to greedy developers that seek to profit off the backs of workers.”

Carpenters Local 197 represents over 3,000 construction workers in the DC-metro area.