Principal Officers

  • Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

  • Vincent Alvarez, President, Central Labor Council

  • Mike Fishman, past Secretary Treasurer, Service Employees International Union

Member Unions

Henry Garrido, Executive director


District Council 37 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) represents more than 125,000 NYC public service workers members in 1,000 job titles, and nearly 50,000 retirees. We perform clerical, maintenance, and technical work; maintain parks, roads and subways; care for the sick, the elderly and children. We make the city run.

Gary LaBarbera, President


The Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC), is an umbrella organization consisting of approximately 50 local affiliates of 15 national and international construction unions affiliated with the North American Building Trades, AFL-CIO representing approximately 100,000 union construction workers in the New York City. The BCTC advocates for improved working conditions and safety for all construction workers in New York City.


the building and construction trades council of nassau and suffolk counties (NSBCTC)

The Building & Construction Trades of Nassau & Suffolk Counties (NSBCTC) represents 37 Affiliated Union Locals amassing 60,000 Members throughout Long Island.  The Building Trades Council advances opportunities by supporting good paying union jobs and apprenticeships in a range of fields during construction activity. The limits include but are not limited to Green Energy, Power Generation, Communication, Schools and Hospitals and all aspects of Building and Construction.

Christopher Erikson

Business Manager OF International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3

International executive council chairman of international brotherhood of electrical workers

IBEW Local 3 represents over 27,000 members in construction and utilities, including the private and public sector solar installation.

Ellen Redmond, International Representative

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, third district (IBEW)

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 52,000 members in the State of New York, and approximately 725,000 throughout the United States and Canada, who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.

William M. Lynn, Business Manager


For over one hundred years, IUOE Local 30 has raised the standards for engineers and facilities maintenance workers in the New York and Connecticut region. Local 30 members are the men and women that power and maintain our energy centers, medical centers, retail centers, athletic centers, educational centers and industrial centers. Our training and apprenticeship programs are on the cutting edge of technological advances in the industry.  The most important and complex power systems in New York and Connecticut are run by IUOE Local 30 members.


Michael Prohaska, Business Manager

Laborers Local 79

Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79 represents over 9,000 active and retired members that work in the five boroughs of New York City. Local 79 is part of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and is the largest Laborers’ Local in the United States. 

Roger Clayman, Executive Director

Long Island Federation of Labor

The Long Island Federation of Labor is the fourth largest Central Labor Council in the United States representing 250,000 union members and their families.


Vincent Alvarez, President

New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYCCLC) is a non-profit labor membership organization devoted to supporting, advancing and advocating for the working people of New York City. As the nation's largest regional labor federation, the NYCCLC brings together 300 local unions and represents 1.3 million workers from every trade, occupation, public and private sector of the New York economy.


Mario Cilento, President

New York State AFL-CIO

The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families. Our State Federation, which is the largest and most diverse in the country, is committed to helping working families achieve a better life. For more information on the Labor Movement in New York, visit




The New York State Nurses Association is the largest union and professional association for registered nurses. NYSNA represents 42,000 frontline nurses standing together for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all.



32BJ SEIU is the largest property service union in the nation with 165,000 members in 12 states and the District of Columbia, including 90,000 who live and work in New York State.  The majority of workers represented by 32BJ are cleaners, maintenance, passenger service and security staff who work in office buildings apartment buildings, schools and universities, event venues, malls, transportation facilities and airports.  32BJ has developed a state of the art training program in partnership with its employers that provide education, computer and vocational courses that benefit the members and the participating employers. 32BJ’s Thomas Shortman Training Fund has received grants from the US Department of Labor, NYSERDA and others to support its green buildings and green superintendents programs. 

John Samuelsen, President

Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) represents nearly 140,000 members across the airline; railroad; transit, universities, utilities, and services; and gaming sectors.  Some 60,000 of TWU’s members live and work in New York.


Tony Utano, President

Transport Workers Union Local 100

Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 represents over 40,000 members in New York State. Most of them work at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but members also include workers who drive and maintain school buses, as well as bike share systems in several cities.

John Murphy, International Representative

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

The UA represents more than 24,000 members in all aspects of the plumbing, pipefitting, energy and fire protection industries throughout the state of New York and over 340,000 members in the United States and Canada.


James Slevin

President of Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2

Regional national executive board member of utility workers union of america

The Utility Workers Union of America is a labor union in the United States. It has a membership of 50,000 across the United States of America and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The union has over 8,500 members working in New York State in the electric, gas, steam, water, and nuclear industries. The UWUA represents utility workers in municipal, as well as publicly traded utilities. Fields include power generation, power distribution, call/service center employees, as well as natural gas and water utilities.