Leslie Roberts, 36, is a plumber and a member of Steamfitters Local 638. He is currently working on the Riverside Drive Project in New York City, a 100% union-built property located along the Hudson River on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that is financed by union pension dollars through AFL-CIO-sponsored programs.
Kevin Philbin is a 31-year-old IBEW member. He is currently working on the Riverside Project in New York City, which is being financed by union pension dollars through AFL-CIO-sponsored investment programs, and expects to be there for the next two years. Kevin has been a member of Local 3 since 2004.
As president and managing director of the AFL-CIO’s Investment Trust Corp. (ITC), Michael Stotz often gets to dispel the myth that investing in union-built and -serviced construction projects results in measly returns.
ITC’s Jim Lingberg, along with his wife and two daughters, spent their family vacation on a service trip in the Dominican Republic. For 8 days the family helped patients at local medical and dental facilities, distributed food, clothes, and supplies to families, and helped with community-improving construction projects in the province of Quisqueya.