PR Newswire

December 6, 1999, Monday

Statement by Anthony Silveri, Business Manager Mason Tenders District Council

The following statement was released today by Anthony Silveri, Business Manager of the Mason Tenders District Council and Vice President of the New York State AFL-CIO, upon the announcement of the retirement of General President Arthur Coia and the election of Terence O'Sullivan as the new General President:

On behalf of the 13,000 members of the Mason Tenders District Council, I want to congratulate Terry O'Sullivan on his election as General President of the Laborers' International Union of North America.

We in New York have known and worked with Terry for many years, in his capacity as chief of staff, as well as vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes parts of upstate New York. Over the years we have established a good relationship and worked together on a wide range of issues of concern to our membership. I wish President Coia the best in his retirement and look forward to continuing to work with President O'Sullivan, Secretary Treasurer Carl Booker and the entire leadership of LIUNA as we build a better union and better lives for our members.

The election of Steve Hammond as vice president at-large holds a special meaning to those of us at the Mason Tenders District Council. It was under Steve Hammond's leadership that the historic consolidation of our locals in New York City took place. Through his leadership, wisdom and guidance we have been able to build a strong, honest union that represents all the men and women of the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York and Long Island.

SOURCE Mason Tenders District Council

CONTACT: Richard Weiss, 917-560-0046 or 212-462-0127, for Mason Tenders District Council


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