Portal Bridge replacement is good news for NJ and region

Published by: NJ LECET on 10/12/2017

Replacing the 110-year-old Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River will soon be a reality, bringing great relief to the tens of thousands of rail commuters who travel across the span and have suffered through countless delays attributable to the aging infrastructure.In a region so dependent on publi...

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...

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 members take their call for a TTF fix directly to Sweeney, Kean

Published by: NJ LECET on 07/06/2016

Statement from Raymond M. Pocino: "We are here today to ask for help"“Dozens of LIUNA members have converged on the district offices of State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr.  LIUNA’s goal is to implore the two leaders to work together to fix New Je...

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 ...

Workforce development program leads to PLA and jobs for Jersey City residents

Published by: NJ LECET on 11/22/2015

Jersey City is in the middle of a construction boom.  Several billion dollars worth of projects are expected to get built in the next few years, most with some type of public support.  Jersey City is also a city looking to create good paying jobs for its residents.Enter NJ LECET and the NJ...

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...

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