Statement From Patrick Purcell, Executive Director Greater New York LECET

Jan 08, 2016, 12:05 ET from Greater New York LECET

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today, by Patrick Purcell, executive director of Greater New York LECET, regarding Governor Cuomo's proposals on maintaining and improving New York's infrastructure:

Once again Governor Cuomo has shown the leadership and vision needed to keep New York moving forward.  If New York is to remain the financial, business and economic leader of the world, it must address the needs of its aging infrastructure and major venues.  Governor Cuomo's proposals do just that.  From rebuilding LaGuardia Airport, to expanding MacArthur Airport, to improving service on the Long Island Railroad, building the long delayed Hudson River tunnel, modernizing Penn Station, along with finishing the Moynihan Station, and expanding the Javits Convention Center, Governor Cuomo has shown what we in the construction industry have always known – a robust construction and development industry is the key to a growing economy.  And ensuring that our City and State have a strong and vibrant infrastructure is the key to maintaining economic strength.

These projects will not only provide good middle class jobs while they are under construction, they will also serve to spur further economic growth in the surrounding areas.  An entire generation of New Yorkers, as well as the millions of people who come to our City each year to work and visit will be the beneficiaries of Governor Cuomo's visionary leadership, for years to come.

As members of the organized construction industry we stand ready to work with the Governor and his Administration as we move forward, together, building a brighter New York for all its citizens. 

Greater New York LECET is a jointly trusteed labor-management fund representing the 17,000 members of the affiliated unions of the Mason Tenders District Council, LiUNA and its more than 1400 signatory contractors.  GNYLECET's mission is to promote and increase market-share for the organized sector of the construction industry, resulting in the creation of business opportunities for its signatory contractors and good jobs for its union members.  


SOURCE Greater New York LECET