Sen. David Carlucci on Monday received the endorsement of the Rockland County Building and Construction Trade Council in his bid for the Democratic nomination in the 17th congressional district.

“I am proud to have the support of the hardworking men and women of the Rockland County Building and Construction Trades Council,” Carlucci said.

“Our economy can only thrive when our union members are given the bargaining power to secure good benefits and fair wages. I am going to Washington to fight for living wages and accessible, quality health care. Unions know I will stand up for them against big corporate interests.”

The group is an umbrella organization for 21 labor unions, representing electrical workers, sheet metal workers and bricklayers.

Carlucci is competing in a crowded field of a half dozen candidates running for the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. Nita Lowey, who is retiring at the end of next year.

“We know Senator David Carlucci in Rockland, and he’s the candidate who will go to Washington and best represent working middle-class families. His record in the New York State Senate speaks for itself,” said council President John Maria, Jr. “He’s a supporter of workers’ benefits, higher wages, and will make sure the middle-class can thrive.”