Philadelphia, PA, January 10, 2023 – The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Young as the new Political Director. Young will be responsible for handling the Carpenter Union’s political outreach.
A member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America since 1996, Young most recently served as an EAS Carpenters Union Council Representative since 2006.
“I am proud to appoint Jonathan Young to the role of Political Director for the Carpenters Union,” said William C. Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of EAS Carpenters Union. “Jon has been a strong advocate on the jobsite as a Council Representative and in the political arena as a Camden County Commissioner for fair wages, union apprenticeships, and higher labor standards. His extensive background as a carpenter and elected official provides him the unique ability to explain to working carpenters and elected officials alike about the importance of voting to protect the union way of life.”
In Camden County, Young collaborates closely with the Camden County Technical Schools Advisory Committee, shaping vocational trade curriculum. As a member of the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs Advisory Board, he contributes to the study of economic and public policy issues in Southern New Jersey, fostering civic engagement and amplifying the voice of the region in public discussions.
His tenure as Council Representative was highlighted by significant accomplishments, including being elected to the Camden County Board of Commissioners for three terms, being named New Jersey Association of Counties Commissioner of the Year in 2020, serving as President of the New Jersey Association of Counties, serving as Vice President of the Southern New Jersey Building Trades, acting as a founding member of NJ-19, and serving as former president of the Southern New Jersey Commissioner’s Association. Young was also the recipient of the 2022 Humanitarian of the Year Award by Southern New Jersey Central Labor Council.
For more than 30 years, he has resided in Camden County, NJ with his family.
About Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EAS Carpenters Union )
The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters represents over 42,000 of the most skilled carpenters who live and work in Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Made up of 25 local unions across the territory, EAS Carpenters Union operates 17 state-of-the-art training facilities, and is part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. EAS Carpenters Union members are trained in many different trades, including: commercial/residential carpentry; heavy highway; piledriving; floor-layering; mill cabinet work; millwright; and tradeshow construction.