Anthony Abrantes is the Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Eastern Atlantic State Regional Council of Carpenters, which represents nearly 43,000 Union Carpenters from, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.
Anthony helps oversees the day-to-day operations of the regional council, its departments, 18 training centers, 200 staff members, 25 local unions, & 15 regional offices.
Abrantes also serves as an Executive Board Member for the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Vice Chairman of the Eastern Atlantic States Carpenter Technical College, Vice Chairman of the Eastern Atlantic States Carpenter Benefit Funds, Trustee for the Carpenters Contractor Trust, Delegate for Local Union 254, Trustee for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Benefit Fund, and President Emeritus for the Northwest Jersey Central Labor Council.
He previously served the Council as a an Organizer, Council Representative, Team Lead, Senior Council Representative, Political Director, and most recently Director of Organizing for the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.
Anthony has also been a strong influence in his community serving as Commissioner for the Morris County Park Commission, Trustee for Union County College Foundation, Board Member of the Cornerstone Family Programs, Co-Chair for the Morris County Alliance for Action, Board Member for Morris County Planning Board, Trustee at the Morris County Building and Construction Trades Council, Board Member for Parsippany Police Athletic Association, Board Member for the Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Development Board, Board Member for the Morris County Economic Development Committee and Founding President of the Northwest Jersey Central Labor Council.
Abrantes has a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University and Executive Certificates from Harvard Law, The Wharton School, Cornell, and Rutgers. Prior to attending Montclair State University, he played Division 1 baseball at Central Connecticut State University on a scholarship.
Prior to joining the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America as a carpenter, he interned as an investigative analyst with the New Jersey Office of Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice – Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau.
Anthony has also been recognized as the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award – Labor, Construction & Real Estate, Insider New Jersey Labor 100 Power List and Essex County Democrats Labor Representative of the Year.
A Newark, NJ (Essex County) native, now residing in East Hanover, NJ (Morris County) with his wife, Nicole and their two children, Nicolette and Anthony Jr.