New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Union Representing 3,000 Elevator Mechanics Endorse Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President

New York, NY – The International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One representing 3,000 members endorsed New York City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President. With today’s announcement, Kallos has been endorsed by 73 district councils and local unions for Manhattan Borough President.

“We are all in for Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President and will be taking to the streets to elect a champion for labor. Kallos understands the importance of training and experience when it comes to elevator work throughout our city,” said Lenny Legotte, President-Business Manager of International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One. 

“New York City’s skyline wouldn’t be the same without constructors from Local One who build and maintain the elevators that carry us hundreds of feet into the sky as part of our daily vertical commutes,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “It is testament to the training and expertise of the members of International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One that elevators are so safe and reliable throughout our city and we must do everything in our power to maintain them.”

Local One Elevator Constructors have been shaping the skylines of New York and New Jersey since we were chartered on June 7, 1894. We proudly represent 3,000 members that live and work in New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Long Island and New Jersey. Our highly trained and certified members specialize in installing, servicing, repairing and modernizing elevators, escalators and other conveyances. The members of Local One are the most progressively skilled, best-trained and safest working mechanics and apprentices in the industry. This is due to the outstanding and comprehensive training they receive through the National Elevator Industry Education Program (NEIEP). This training gives us confidence in our skills, pride in our work and strength in our union. Our Local Union is one of 76 Local Unions that make up the International Union of Elevator Constructors. The International Union represents over 25,000 members in the United States and Canada.

Ben Kallos, is a Democrat and Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus who has distinguished in his unwavering support for working families who have organized into labor unions. As a legislator, Kallos authored the law to count every injury and life lost on a construction site with steep fines for disreputable contractors that would hide injuries on the job (Local Law 78 of 2017). He was also a co-prime sponsor of laws to require site safety supervisors and safety training on construction sites. Kallos has also carried legislation to require prevailing wage, training, and apprenticeship on city-subsidized construction projects as well as to offer private sector workers to an auto-IRA retirement savings plan.

Kallos’ campaign previously announced the endorsement of 72 unions representing nurses, engineers, laborers, communication workers, and many more. Following the endorsement from New York City Carpenters, Kallos has now been endorsed by 73 New York State district councils and local unions 46 of whom represent workers in New York City.

“I am proud to have the support of our nurses, construction workers, civil servants, telecommunications and utility workers, who do the work that makes our city great,” concluded Council Member Ben Kallos. “We must support our working families in government, healthcare, at public utilities, and in the private sector, for a better borough.”

Union Endorsements of Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President

  1. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1
  2. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 7, Mosaic, Marble, and Terrazzo
  3. Communications Workers of America Local 1101
  4. Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12
  5. International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One
  6. New York Professional Nurses Union
  7. Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA)
  8. Sheet Metal Workers Local 28
  9. Steamfitters Local 638
  10. Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2
  1. New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  2. Local 20 – Carpenters – Staten Island
  3. Local 45 – Carpenters – Queens
  4. Local 157 – Carpenters – Manhattan
  5. Local 212 – High Rise Concrete
  6. Local 740 – Millwrights & Machinery Erectors
  7. Local 926 – Carpenters – Brooklyn
  8. Local 1556 – Dockbuilders & Timbermen
  9. Local 2287 – Resilient Floor Coverers
  10. Local 2790 – Industrial & Shop Workers
  1. New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  2. IUOE Local 14
  3. IUOE Local 15
  4. IUOE Local 30
  5. IUOE Local 94
  6. IUOE Local 211
  7. IUOE Local 891
  1. New York State Iron Workers District Council

New York State Iron Workers District Council New York City Locals

  1. Iron Workers Local 40 – New York, NY
  2. Iron Workers Local 46 – Metallic Lathers– New York, NY
  3. Iron Workers Local 197 – Stone Derrickmen & Riggers – New York, NY
  4. Iron Workers Local 361 – Brooklyn, NY
  5. Iron Workers Local 580 – Ornamental – New York, NY

New York State Iron Workers District Council New York State Locals

  1. Iron Workers Local 6 – Buffalo, NY
  2. Iron Workers Local 9 – Niagara Falls, NY
  3. Iron Workers Local 12 – Albany, NY
  4. Iron Workers Local 33 – Rochester, NY
  5. Iron Workers Local 60 – Syracuse, NY
  6. Iron Workers Local 417 – Newburgh, NY
  7. Iron Workers Local 440 – Utica, NY
  8. Iron Workers Local 470 – Jamestown, NY
  9. Iron Workers Local 576 – Buffalo, NY
  10. Iron Workers Local 824 – Gouverneur
  1. New York State Laborers' PAC

New York State Laborers' New York City Locals

  1. Laborers' Local 6A
  2. Laborers' Local 18A
  3. Laborers' Local 20
  4. Laborers' Local 78
  5. Laborers' Local 79
  6. Laborers' Local 108
  7. Laborers' Local 147 Sandhogs
  8. Laborers' Local 731
  9. Laborers' Local 1010
  10. Mason Tenders District Council
  11. New York Concrete Workers’ District Council
  12. Pavers & Roadbuilders District Council

New York State Laborers' New York State Locals

  1. New York Laborers’ District Council
  2. Upstate New York Laborers District Council
  3. Laborers' Local 17
  4. Laborers' Local 60
  5. Laborers' Local 66
  6. Laborers' Local 91
  7. Laborers' Local 157
  8. Laborers' Local 190
  9. Laborers' Local 210
  10. Laborers' Local 235
  11. Laborers' Local 435
  12. Laborers' Local 621
  13. Laborers' Local 633
  14. Laborers' Local 754
  15. Laborers' Local 785
  16. Laborers' Local 1298
  17. Laborers’ Local 1822

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