The New York State Laborers' Organizing Fund and the Laborers' PAC were proud to have hosted a two day event in Albany, NY this spring. The first day highlighted speakers including General Secretary-Treasurer and New England Regional Manager Armand E. Sabitoni, as well as LiUNA Member Mobilization speaker Dave Hickey and Acting Commissioner from the New York State Department of Labor Mario Musolino. That evening, the NYS Laborers' PAC held a legislative reception, which was well attended by legislators from around the state and labor representatives.
The following day, members from the various locals organized and met with their representatives to further the Laborers' political agenda. Among many of the discussion points was the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel initiative and the housing tax abatement program known as 421-A. 421-A is a program created to spur residential development and it is scheduled to expire on June 15. There is a call for changes to this program that would create more affordable housing and add prevailing wages. Critics of the existing program claim it has benefited only the developers of luxury housing.
In Our Member's Words/ En las palabras de nuestros miembros