YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – The Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam has joined the growing team of Yorktown Supervisor candidate Matt Slater. The Council is regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s renowned voices in support of improving local infrastructure, growing local jobs and supporting local workers.
Ed Doyle, President of the Building & Trades Council said, “Matt Slater has the proven experience and leadership that the hard working men and women of Yorktown can count on. He has been a strong partner in our fight on important issues such as fair wages and needed protections for the workers at Indian Point. We proudly endorse him and support his campaign to be Yorktown’s next Town Supervisor.”
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam represents more than two dozen construction unions and more than 30,000 members.
Jeff Loughlin, Business Manager for IUOE Local 137 said, “I have always been impressed with Matt Slater’s honesty, integrity and eagerness to find solutions to the toughest problems facing working class families. He will be a breath of fresh air that our families can count on. We are proud to stand with him and provide strong support for his election to be Yorktown’s next Town Supervisor.”
Louis Picani, Business Manager for Teamsters Local 456 said, “Matt Slater has been a fierce advocate for the hardworking families of Westchester and Putnam Counties. He has stood on the forefront with our members fighting for safer working conditions and fair wages. Matt will continue to take part in the perpetual battle for fair labor practices and is a strong voice for not only the men and women of labor, but for all of the hard-working residents who need their voices to be heard. He will lead Yorktown to a new chapter and we proudly stand by his side.”
Bill Banfield, Eastern New York Regional Manager of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters added, “Yorktown needs a leader like Matt Slater. He understands the challenges facing today’s workforce and their families. More importantly, Matt Slater has proven to be able to build consensus on issues that matter most to the hardworking families of Yorktown and the Hudson Valley.”
Tom LeCount, Business Manager for the Heat and Frost Insulators Local 91 said, “Matt Slater has been a tireless advocate for working class families of the Hudson Valley. His values and leadership will benefit the entire community. The Heat & Frost Insulators Local 91 is proud to endorse Matt Slater for Yorktown Supervisor!”
Thomas Carey, President of the Central Labor Body of Westchester & Putnam, AFL-CIO said, “The Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body is proud to have endorsed Matt Slater For Yorktown Supervisor. Matt is a proven leader who represents his constituents with honesty, intellect and integrity. Matt has worked tirelessly on issues on both the community and State levels and we need a strong voice who can continue to keep Yorktown a thriving community.”
“It is immensely humbling to have the support of the labor leaders of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam,” Matt Slater said. “I am very excited to work with this great organization to modernize our infrastructure, generate local jobs for Yorktown’s families and create an environment that allows Yorktown to economically compete with our neighboring communities.”