Pocino: “Lt. Governor Guadagno trusts politicians more than the public”

Published by: NJ LECET on 11/01/2016

MONROE TWP., NEW JERSEY – “I can’t figure out if Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno’s call to vote no on public question # 2 is an act of political opportunism and dishonesty or simply a dereliction of duty. Either way, it is wrong. Public Question # 2 gives voters the power to ensure that mon...

LIUNA Backs Phil Murphy for Governor

Published by: NJ Laborers PAC on 10/11/2016

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), the 25,000-member political powerhouse in New Jersey has announced its support for Phil Murphy for governor. To follow is a statement from LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond M. Pocino.

“For New Jersey to trul...

Raymond M. Pocino Statement on TTF Agreement

Published by: NJ LECET on 09/30/2016

New Jersey is a transportation state. Our economy and quality of life depends on a safe and efficient transportation system, something our residents and businesses need and deserve, something that needed to get done. I am grateful an agreement has been made to fund the Transportation Trust Fund...

LIUNA’s Raymond M. Pocino statement on TTF deal

Published by: NJ LECET on 06/30/2016

The TTF goes bankrupt at midnight tonight. Weeks and months of discussion had led to viable options to fully fund the TTF and provide much-needed tax relief to the citizens of this state: the Assembly passed a bipartisan bill the Governor said he would sign and Senators Oroho and Sarlo develope...

LIUNA’s Raymond M. Pocino: “We must act on gaming expansion or accept things will get worse”

Published by: NJ LECET on 01/04/2016

MONROE TWP., NEW JERSEY – “The gaming industry has changed dramatically over the last decade, with casinos popping up in numerous locations just outside of  New Jersey.  This state, and the casino industry, was slow to adapt to these changes.  As a result, not only have ...

Road Realities

Published by: NJ LECET on 11/22/2015

The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) faces insolvency.  A combination of high debt payments, stagnant revenues, and an increasing need for capital improvements has placed our transportation system in dire jeopardy.  As dialogue continues toward a solution, LaborNET has picked up ...

LIUNA’s Osborne eager to get to work in NJ’s largest city

Published by: NJ LECET on 05/29/2014

Newark’s Councilman-Elect focused on safety, schools, and jobs LIUNA members get dispatched to jobs all the time.  No big deal, right?  Well, for LIUNA Local 3 member Eddie Osborne, the job assignment he received late in the evening of May 13th IS a big deal, and a whole heck of a l...

Support the EPA's Passaic River Bank to Bank Cleanup Plan.

Published by: NJ LECET on 04/23/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a comprehensive bank-to-bank clean up of the Lower Passaic River, an area left for dead after decades of industrial pollution.  While their recommendations carry some weight, the fact is that offending parties can continue to draw out the process...

Raymond M. Pocino on the need for living wages at Port Authority airports

Published by: NJ LECET on 03/07/2014

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey should waste no time in adopting a living wage standard for all of its airports.  All workers deserve a family-sustaining wage and benefits for their labor. Certainly, they do not deserve to work for poverty wages. Living wage standards are already ...

Get the Laborer--Election Issue

Published by: Laborers PAC on 09/07/2012

Election Day is soon approaching.  Who will you vote for?  How do candidates stand on our issues?  LIUNA members throughout the nation are already taking to the streets to protect the gains we have won and to push for policies that serve the middle class and put people back to work. &...

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