For Immediate Release
August 5, 2022
The support of hard-working New Yorkers who move, build and maintain New York continues to lineup for Jon Kaiman, Democratic Candidate for NY’s 3rd Congressional District. Today, the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA-NY) has officially endorsed their strong support for Jon Kaiman, former Town of North Hempstead Supervisor and current Deputy County Executive of Suffolk County. The newly redistricted NY-03 covers Northeast Queens, the Town of North Hempstead, much of the Town of Oyster Bay, and the City of Glen Cove.
LIUNA- NY, which includes the New York State Laborers’ PAC and the Mason Tenders’ District Council PAC, together represent more than 40,000 unionized construction workers across the state.
“LIUNA-NY is proud to endorse Jon Kaiman for New York’s 3rd Congressional District. Whether as Town of North Hempstead Supervisor or a Deputy County Executive, Jon has always put workers first. His experience in negotiating fair contracts, project labor agreements and other pro-worker policies will serve New York’s construction workers well. Our members can count on him to fight for the safety conditions, wages and benefits that let Laborers build New York from the ground up,” stated John Hutchings, Executive Director, New York State Laborers PAC and Michael McGuire, Director, Mason Tenders District Council PAC.
In accepting the endorsement Jon Kaiman states, “LIUNA-NY represents the workers who build New York; including the invaluable infrastructure projects that help our communities function every day. I have spent my life on picket lines; learning early the importance of working with and, supporting, and advocating for working people. I look forward to working with LIUNA-NY on ensuring our roads, bridges, sewers, waterworks and public and private buildings get build and rebuilt safely, ensuring safe worksites, improving wages and benefits, and collective bargaining rights in the workplace.”
Kaiman’s support from the LIUNA-NY follows a recent endorsement from SEIU 32BJ, the largest union of property service workers in the country; as well as an endorsement from two Queens-based MTA bus operators unions: Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Locals 1056 and 1179. Former NYC City Council Member and labor activist I. Daneek Miller, who previously co-chaired the MTA Labor Coalition, which represents 29 unions and more than 60,000 workers has also endorsed Kaiman in this race.
Kaiman has previously served as a Nassau County District Court Judge and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor; devising and implementing the Town’s 311 Call Center and its “age-in-place” Project Independence program for their senior population. Kaiman also served as Chair of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) and led the state’s response to Superstorm Sandy. He is currently Deputy County Executive of Suffolk County, where he is instrumental in projects that address climate change, such as solar and wind energy projects and the implementation of EV infrastructure.