Greater New York LECET (Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust) is a labor-management partnership between our affiliated LiUNA Laborers’ locals and their signatory contractors. We work together to address issues of mutual interest, so we can continue to secure and grow our market share.

GNY LECET is a one-stop shop for innovative marketing and advertising strategies, government agency relationships, market-related legislation and regulatory initiatives, community and business alliances, and a variety of project and job tracking strategies.

We know our contractors are the most competitive in the industry, completing projects ahead of schedule, under budget, and of the highest quality possible. Our workforce is also highly trained, ensuring safety and efficiency. Our mission is to make sure everyone else knows, too. Our goals are always set toward how best to increase union-sector market share. When labor and management work together, we all win.


John O’Hare

Chairman – Management Trustee

Stephen Flanagan

Co-Chair – Labor Trustee

Robert Bonanza

Labor Trustee

John Virga

Management Trustee

Raymond M. Pocino

Labor Trustee

Michael Prohaska

Labor Trustee


Patrick Purcell Jr.
Executive Director

Paul Drazen
Associate Director Special Projects

Richard Weiss
Assistant Director Communications

Bernard Callegari
Market Share Development Field Representative

Karla Cruz
Assistant Director of Legislation & Policy

Joe Montalbano
Market Share Development Field Representative

Sandra Moran
Market Share Development Field Representative

Rebecca Lamorte
Legislative & Communications Coordinator

Nadja Barlera
Community Development & Marketing Representative

Jeff Rae
New Media Communications Coordinator


Laborers’ Local 79

Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79 serves the five boroughs of New York City. Local 79 currently has more than 9,000 active and retired members, and is the largest Laborers’ Local in North America.

Laborers’ Local 78

LIUNA Local 78 represents asbestos, lead, and hazardous waste handlers in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey. The Local’s 4,000 members are the hard-working employees of nearly 200 signatory environmental contractors, performing 90% of all asbestos removal in the area.

Laborers’ Local 66

Laborers’ Local 66 has more than 1,000 members in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. They are Long Island’s most highly trained, skilled, and dependable construction union laborers.