HAWTHORNE, NY – LiUNA, which represents more than 40,000 members of New York State Laborers and the Mason Tenders District Council formally endorsed the re-election bid of New York State Senator Terrence Murphy on Monday. LiUNA consists of workers who are highly skilled, trained and experienced in all aspects of infrastructure development including roads, bridges, water treatment plants, aqueducts, dams, sewer drainage and natural gas pipelines.

Since taking office in 2015 State Senator Terrence Murphy has been a staunch advocate for state investment in New York’s crumbling infrastructure. In 2018 alone Murphy voted in favor of a state budget that included nearly $14 million in funding to help local municipalities repair roadways after another tough winter.

State Senator Terrence Murphy accepted the endorsement saying, “When members of LiUNA are working that means New York is working. Residents in Westchester and the Hudson Valley pay among the highest property taxes in the nation but our infrastructure does not reflect that. New York should be investing more in maintaining and advancing our infrastructure needs to reflect a 21st Century society. That also means more jobs for the hard working people of LiUNA who have a skillset unlike another other. I thank them for their support and look forward to our continued work together.”

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John Hutchings, Executive Director of LiUNA said, “The hard-working men and women of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) officially endorse Senator Murphy’s candidacy for New York State Senate. Our endorsement reflects Senator Murphy’s support of workers and their families.”

Anthony Ascenceo, Business Manager of Laborers’ Union Local 60 added, “We proudly endorse Senator Murphy’s re-election campaign. He has been an unwavering advocate for the hard working men and women of the 40th Senate District and New York State. Senator Murphy understands that by investing in our infrastructure means safer roads, bridges and clean water, and not to mention good paying jobs. He has been a true leader in Albany working on both sides of the aisle and we look forward to our continued partnership together.”

Senator Murphy approved a record $2.5 billion investment in clean water initiatives for New York State. In addition, he supported a $1.2 billion tunneling project by DEP in Westchester County, delivered $55.2 million to repair and repave 23 miles of Interstate 684, $4.4 million for improvements along 15 miles of the Saw Mill River Parkway and $1.7 million to address 5 miles of Route 6 in Carmel.

Senator Murphy has already garnered numerous endorsements including:

  • Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • Asbestos Workers Local 91
  • Boilermakers Local 5
  • Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local 5
  • Bridge & Structural Steel Painters Local 806
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of New York State AFL-CIO
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO
  • Civil Service Employees Association of New York State Local 1000
  • Civil Service Employees Association of Westchester County Local 9200
  • Council of Administrators & Supervisors
  • Detectives Endowment Association
  • Elevator Constructors Local 1
  • Empire State Supervisors & Administrators Association
  • Fire Marshal Benevolent Association of Nassau County
  • Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • IAFF Local 2956 Lake Mohegan Professional Firefighters
  • IAFF Local 628 Yonkers Fire
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 3
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 363
  • IBEW Electrical Workers Local 363
  • Iron Workers Local 40
  • Iron Workers Local 417
  • Ironworkers Local 197 Derrickmen and Riggers
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 137
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 15
  • IUOE Operating Engineers Local 30
  • IUPAT Local 262 Operative Plasterers
  • IUPAT Local 7 Title, Marble & Terrazzo
  • IUPAT Local 8A-28A Metal Polishers
  • IUPAT Local Union 1087 Glaziers
  • IUPAT Painters District Council 9
  • LiUNA Local 235 Building Laborers
  • LiUNA Local 60 Road Laborers
  • LiUNA Local 669 Road Sprinkler Fitters
  • Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York & Long Island
  • Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46
  • MTA Police Benevolent Association
  • Nassau County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association Inc.
  • Nassau County Police Medic Association Inc.
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association
  • New York City Uniformed Fire Officers Local 854 AFL-CIO
  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • New York State Conference of the International Union of Operating Engineers
  • New York State Laborers Union
  • New York State Nurses Association
  • New York State Pipe Trades Association
  • New York State Public Employees Federation
  • New York State Troopers PBA
  • Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Painters District Council 9
  • Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
  • PBA of NYS
  • Police Conference of New York
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 137
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 38 JATC
  • Suffolk County Correction Officers Association
  • Supreme Court Officers Association
  • Teamsters Joint Council 16
  • Teamsters Local 456
  • Teamsters Local 813
  • Teamsters Local 814
  • UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 21
  • UBC Millwright & Machinery Erectors Local Union 740
  • UBCJA Local 1456 Dockbuilders
  • UBCJA Local 2287 Resilient Floor Coverers
  • UFA of Greater New York (FDNY) Local 94 IAFF
  • Unfiromed EMS Officers Union, L ocal 3621 – FDNY
  • Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics and Inspectors Local 2507 FDNY
  • Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatcers Benevolent Association FDNY
  • United Cement Masons Union Local 780
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 8
  • Utility Workers of America Local 1-2
  • Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association
  • Westchester County Correction Superior Officers Benevolent Association
  • Westchester County PBA
  • Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO
  • Yonkers PBA