August 9, 2011
Statement by Edison Severino, Business Manager, Asbestos, Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers’ Local 78 on the Port Authority Plan to Finance Its Capital Program
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Edison Severino, business manager of Laborers' Local 78:
"At a time when the Federal government seems incapable of taking the action necessary to create the jobs that will put our members back to work, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has developed a long-term capital plan that will create thousands of good-paying, union jobs. That plan can only be implemented if the Port Authority can finance and fund it. Their only source of funding is through tolls and fares on its bridges and roadways. That is why it is so important that the proposed toll and fare increases be approved.
SOURCE Laborers' Local 78