Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust



Laborers Demand True Procurement Reform for HPD

LABORERS DEMAND TRUE PROCUREMENT REFORM FOR DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION & DEVELOPMENT Contact: Richard Weiss 917-560-0046 In testimony, today, before the New York City Council Joint Committee of Housing & Building and Contracts the leadership of the Mason Tenders District Council of the Laborers International Union of North America, called on the City Council to enact comprehensive procurement reform for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development. “Mayor de Blasio’s aggressive and much needed housing plan is a bold attempt to address one of our City’s major challenges – affordable housing for the middle-class,” said Mike Prohaska, business manager of Laborers Local 79. “However those goals can only be reached if true reform and transparency is brought to how HPD conducts its business. Over and over again we have seen how a [...]

April 21st, 2015|Categories: News|


Laborers Local 78 & 79 showed up big in Brooklyn, NY to show solidarity with the ‪#‎FightFor15‬ movement. They took the streets marching from a McDonald's to a non-union JDS construcion site showing our struggles are connected.

April 15th, 2015|Categories: News|

Statement on the Arrest of Five Public Works Contractors for Underpayment of Workers

STATEMENT FROM ROBERT BONANZA Business Manager Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York Contact: Richard Weiss (917) 560-0046 April 9, 2015, New York City The following statement was released today, April 9, 2015, by Robert Bonanza, business manager of the 17,000 member Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York, Laborers’ International Union of North America, regarding the announcement by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the arrest of five public works contractors for underpayment of workers: “Once again it has fallen to Attorney General Schneiderman to act to protect the hard working men and women of New York. Last June when Mayor de Blasio touted Sugar Hill as the model for future affordable housing development, he surely could not have been referring to the dozens of workers who were being held [...]

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|

Statement on the Change in Leadership at the NYC Economic Development Corporation

PATRICK J. PURCELL, JR., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GREATER NEW YORK LABORERS-EMPLOYERS EDUCATION & COOPERATION TRUST, GNY LECET ON THE CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP AT THE NYC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Contact: Richard Weiss 917-560-0046 “The New York City Economic Development Corporation is one of the principle economic engines that generate growth, development, jobs and prosperity in New York City. As such the president of the EDC plays a key role protecting and expanding New York City’s economy. The resignation of Kyle Kimball as president of the EDC gives Mayor de Blasio the opportunity to appoint a president who shares his vison of economic growth, responsible development, creation of good middle-class jobs and social and economic justice. No position can do more to bridge the gap between the “tale of two cities” than the president of the EDC. We [...]

March 27th, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|


Local 79 members braved the snowstorm to join with CASA (Community Action for Safe Apartments) in the Bronx last night. Standing with community leaders we need to make sure our voices are heard on the Jerome Avenue corridor rezoning!

March 6th, 2015|Categories: News|

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