RAYMOND M. POCINO
Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager
Laborers’ International Union of North America
A member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America for 60 years (LIUNA), Raymond M. Pocino holds dual positions as LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager. He directs and oversees activities that affect the working lives of some 40,000 laborers in the New Jersey, Delaware, New York City, Long Island and Puerto Rico. During his tenure, the Eastern Region has evolved into a vital, influential force within the 550,000-member Laborers’ International Union.
As a LIUNA Vice President, Mr. Pocino serves as a trustee of the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, and the Laborers Health and Safety Trust, two unique programs that bring labor and management together in joint efforts to stimulate economic development, upgrade the competitiveness of union construction, and improve the health and safety of laborers. One of his first initiatives as Eastern Regional Manager was to establish the Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund (LEROF), the International’s first-ever regional organizing arm.
Mr. Pocino has carried his commitment to the Laborers Union beyond the union hall into an active public life. Long recognized for his expertise on transportation and economic development issues, Mr. Pocino serves as commissioner to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and is serving his sixth term as a commissioner of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, including one as chairman. He also serves as vice chairman of Choose New Jersey, an independent, privately funded non-profit corporation created to promote New Jersey as a place to invest and do business. Mr. Pocino also serves as a trustee for NJ SEED and the New Jersey Alliance for Action.
Mr. Pocino has received numerous accolades for his commitment and service, including the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s Labor Award, the Alliance for Action’s coveted Eagle Award for Leadership, Construction Man of the Year by the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey, Labor Leader of the Year by American ORT, New York City Chapter, and Labor Leader Honoree by the Newark Catholic Archdiocese.
Ray resides in Lawrenceville, NJ and has two grown daughters, Amy and Caren.