UNIONS REPRESENTING 18,000 OPERATING ENGINEERS IN SIX NEW YORK LOCALS ENDORSE BEN KALLOS FOR MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT
The New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers is proud to endorse New York City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President.
“During his time in the City Council no one has worked harder than Ben Kallos to protect the safety of tens of thousands of men and women in the construction industry. He understands that in order to ensure their safety and the safety of the millions of New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists who pass by construction sites each day, it is critically important that all workers be properly trained. He knows and continuously advocates that the integrity and rigor of our procedures for licensing these workers must be maintained and, when necessary, strengthened,” said Edwin Christian, President of the 18,000 member coalition.
“Our members operate the cranes that soar above our skyline; bore the tunnels that provide our water; inspect the buildings that are constructed throughout the City; and operate the most complex and energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in our hospitals, schools, and residential and commercial towers. All of our members are trained, certified, and licensed."
“Ben Kallos understands the significance of those credentials. Our members believe Ben Kallos has the proper credentials to be Manhattan’s next Borough President.”
Joining with Christian were the Business Managers of all six New York City IUOE local unions comprising the Coalition, including Thomas Callahan (Local 15); William Lynn (Local 30); Kuba Brown (Local 94); Nelson Mas (Local 211); and Robert Troeller (Local 891).
The New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers represents 18,000 crane and heavy equipment operators, stationary engineers, school custodians, and New York City building inspectors.