The Laborers’ Local 91 Political Action Committee (PAC) was created in 1982
to give the Laborers’ Union a voice in the political affairs of the county, state and country. The three-member committee is comprised of David Bellreng, William Mayberry and Randy Palladino to represent the interests of Local 91 at every level.
The Local 91 PAC is one of the most powerful union political action committees in New York State. Our PAC provides support to the NYS Laborers’ PAC as well as the Laborers’ Political League in Washington, D.C., for contributions to state and national candidates.
The PAC uses contributions from our members to support political candidates from both parties who champion legislative issues that assist Laborers and our affiliated contractors. We encourage these elected state, county, and town officials to draft and pass bills that help Laborers by making worksites safer, establishing fair wages, etc. The PAC also speaks out against bills that would diminish the rights of workers and unions. Additionally, we work hard to expand local union involvement in campaigns, governmental affairs and economic development issues.
The PAC has been successful in advocating for a wide range of measures important to Laborers and their families, as well as general labor issues affecting all working men and women. We encourage members and their families to make their voices heard through voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote campaigns and letter-writing campaigns.
We are currently working with the AFL-CIO to compile and enter data into a Laborers’ Action Network that will enable us to track our advocacy campaigns, legislative information and promote our working families agenda. This major undertaking places us ahead of other Labor organizations in the United States regarding our efforts to register all of our members and provide them with vital information to vote with confidence.