Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that the Central-Northern New York Building and Construction Trades Council (CNNYBTC) endorsed his bid for re-election to the state Assembly.

“Whether it’s repairing our bridges or helping our businesses expand, construction workers are building a brighter future for Central New York,” Stirpe said. “I’ll always stand with them in the fight for fair wages and more opportunities so they can provide a secure future for their families.”

As a member of the Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, Stirpe has been a staunch advocate for Central New York workers and the local economy. He fought to create good-paying local jobs here by attracting new businesses and helping existing ones expand. To ensure our young people are ready for the high-tech manufacturing jobs, he created the new Machine Operator Program at Onondaga Community College (OCC). He helped eliminate barriers for start-ups and agritourism businesses, and made it easier for food entrepreneurs to start new ventures here at home. Stirpe also helped pass middle-class tax cuts and extended the property tax cap to help make life affordable.

CNNYBTC represents approximately 5,000 construction workers and 17 member unions that are highly skilled in a wide array of crafts.