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.
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.
A Pathway To The Middle Class
Apprenticeship programs are pathways to the middle class that provide years of classroom training and on the job learning, working with experienced tradesmen. These programs provide hands on training lead by experienced and qualified instructors along with support materials and testing to ensure the material covered provide evidence of learning. In addition the programs provide classes to obtain the required New York City Department of Buildings and New York State licenses and certificates. Those joining the workforce can begin a career to sustain a family and contribute to society becoming a trained worker in New York.
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 STATE HAS A PROBLEM
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.
THE SOLUTION? DEFINING PUBLIC WORKS
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
Assistant to Executive Director
Market Share Development Coordinator
New York Southern Tier
Market Share Development Coordinator
Eastern New York
Legislation and Policy Coordinator
Market Share Development
Western New York
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.
Contact NYS LECET
18 Corporate Woods Dr
Albany, Albany County 12211
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