The New York State Laborers' Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state.
Our members are organized into more than 24 local unions and 5 district councils. We are a proud affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).
On November 5, 2013, 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.
The passage of the NYS Casino Gaming Referendum/Proposition 1 will now allow for the development of 4 resort gaming destinations among three upstate regions: (Hudson Valley/Catskills (2), Capital/Saratoga (1) and the Southern Tier (1)).
The NYS Laborers’ Organizing Fund and their “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.
Congratulations to NYSLOF and the “All in for Jobs” Committee on a job well done!