New York State Casino Board Announces Locations
After a state panel gave the green light to three new casinos in upstate New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo had THIS to say at a press conference.
The NYS Laborers’ Organizing Fund and the “All in for Jobs” Committee initiated an aggressive statewide campaign that utilized lawn signs, hard hat stickers, car magnets, billboards, internet banner ads, wearables and extensive radio ads. Additionally, over 53,000 robo-calls were made to our members from our Local Union Business Managers and from LiUNA General Secretary Treasurer and New England Regional Manager Armand E. Sabitoni and Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond M. Pocino.
This fall, the voters of New York State approved Proposition 1, which allows for the expansion of casino gaming in New York. This vote was crucial to our members, signatories and local unions as it represents approximately $5 billion worth of initial construction work.
Congratulations to NYSLOF and the “All in for Jobs” Committee on a job well done!