Letter: Construction unions for Mangano
In response to the letter about private-sector unions endorsing Thomas Suozzi ["Private sector unions support Suozzi," Letters, Oct. 27], that's not true of all private-sector unions.
Carpenters Local 290, based on Long Island, is very active politically and is one of the largest unions in the Nassau Suffolk Building Trades Council. We strongly endorse Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano for re-election.
Mangano has completed the deal for the new Nassau Coliseum and has brought in many jobs through the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, where I serve as a senior board member. Mangano also has plans for a new crime lab, a family court building, and ice skating in Eisenhower Park.
Besides Local 290, other building trade unions that endorse Mangano include Plumbers Local 200, Iron Workers Local 361, and Operating Engineers Locals 138, 30, 15 and 15d.
Mangano has earned our support and, more important, our vote on Election Day.
Christopher Fusco, Hauppauge
Editor's note: The writer is the president of Carpenters Local 290.