The New York State Laborers' Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state.
Our members are organized into more than 24 local unions and 5 district councils. We are a proud affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).
Over the course of October 2nd and 3rd 2013, more than a thousand students and faculty from the greater Buffalo area participated in the annual Construction Career Day. NYS LECET representative and Chair of the Event, Gary Bernardo along with Local 210 and 17 Building Trades representatives participated in the two day event, held at the Operating Engineers Local 17 Training Facility in Lake View, New York. This year they hosted 27 different school districts, and students were able to visit informational booths, and participate in hands on training such as machinery, virtual welding, building and painting. Construction Career Days throughout the state, continue to serve as a workforce development tool for construction professionals of the future