Stand Strong with NYS LECET

A United Voice

NYS LECET at a Glance

NYS Laborers'- Employers' Cooperation & Education Trust

NYS LECET is a one-stop shop for innovative marketing and advertising strategies, government agency relationships, market-related legislation and regulatory initiatives, community and business alliances, and a variety of project and job tracking strategies.

We know our contractors are the most competitive in the industry, completing projects ahead of schedule, under budget, and of the highest quality possible. Our workforce is also highly trained, ensuring safety and efficiency. Our mission is to make sure everyone else knows, too. Our goals are always set toward how best to increase union-sector market share. When labor and management work together, we all win.

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Market Expansion Program for Contractors (MEPC)

Exclusively for LIUNA Affiliated Contractors

The NYS LECET Market Expansion Program for Contractors (MEPC) which allows users to conduct specified market research and project tracking, resulting in an impressive amount of detailed results. to assist signatory contractors in bidding, tracking and securing projects of interest to them. The Contractor profile provides LECET with specific information regarding the contractors’ project interests. Contractors can enroll in the program begin entering the company’s profile.  It is available to all of our Signatory Contractors, and currently has details on over 700,000 jobs with a total dollar value of over $1 trillion.



Setting the Standards



Good Wind Jobs For New York

LIUNA supports an “all-of-the-above” energy policy and is invested in energy development. LIUNA members assist in the construction and maintenance of power plants and substations, digging trenches for lines and backfilling, road repair after line installation, and supporting infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines.  Our members also have skills in new technologies and are trained installers of solar panels, wind turbines, and green roofs, as well as building retrofit specialists and energy auditors.


Training & Safety

Setting the Standard

LIUNA Training has the best curriculum, facilities, and instructors in the industry. We provide our contractors with their most important resource: a highly trained, safe and effective workforce.


We are committed to securing work for all of our members and provide well-paid apprenticeship programs that lead to a career with middle-class wages. Our extensive apprentice programs prepare us for market expansion in new and emerging areas while also supporting local communities and their economy. We understand that no two contractors have the exact same needs and/or vision and are confident that we have built a multi-tier structure to continuously produce a workforce that is right for you.


In the Collective Interest

NYS LECET is proud to support and push for change throughout the labor landscape. This is a very serious issue that impacts workers statewide. 


New York gives out billions of dollars in taxpayer funded subsidies each year, with little to no standards in return for our hard-earned tax dollars.

Right now, New York ranks in the bottom 11 states for procurement reform and demanding maximum return on investment for taxpayer funded subsidies.


If New York passes legislation that clearly defines "public works" we can close a loophole currently being exploited by developers and finally ensure public subsidies come with public responsibilities.

Mandating wage standards on public works would boost New York’s economy and help add $3.5M-$6.9M in annual sales tax revenue.

Time is running out to pass legislation that can uplift hardworking New Yorkers with family-sustaining wages. #PassPublicWorks 


Meet the Team

Pure Professionalism

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Patrick Purcell

Executive Director

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Kim Devane

Assistant to Executive Director


Jeremy Delgado

Market Share Development Coordinator

New York Southern Tier 


Beth Cheverie

Market Share Development Coordinator

Eastern New York


Amanda Jensen

Legislation and Policy Coordinator

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Joe Mirabile

Market Share Development 


Western New York


Karen Niel

Office Manager

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Frank Marchese




Your NYS LECET Resource Hub


Hundreds of local construction workers and allies joined together to protest the decision by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) not to renew a requirement for new development jobs of $5 million or more in the city to require a project labor agreements (PLA) in publicly subsidized development.


The summit brought together developers, contractors and state officials to discuss the current state of wind power development in New York and opportunities available through collaboration.



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Albany, Albany County 12211


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Legislation & Policy 

Power In Numbers

Working with legislators, policymakers and other stakeholders, NYS LECET aggressively advocates for legislation that will promote increased market share for our members and affiliated contractors, as well as greater safety protections for workers across the state. Through our advocacy and lobbying efforts, we raise the floor for all workers, ensuring those tasked with building our state are paid family-sustaining wages and benefits, and are able to safely return home at the end of each work day.


NYS LECET ardently supports:


  • Prevailing wage requirements on publicly assisted development projects


  • Apprenticeship program directives 


  • A localized workforce and contractor base 


  • Comprehensive health and safety standards on jobsites throughout the state


Through collaboration with municipalities, state agencies, the state legislature, the Governor, and others, NYS LECET actively campaigns to advance the lives of working men and women in New York State. We strive to create a New York that works for working families.

Power In Numbers