Kevin Hagans, a married father of two, is an Operating Engineers member and a part of Local 1414B. 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, who has been a part of his union for the past 31 years, is currently the master mechanic for his local union and the liaison between the local union and the contractor. He does administrative work, operates equipment, and assists the contractor with the completion of the Riverside Drive Project. When asked what this work means to him, Kevin explains, “Providing a very good livelihood for my family and, of course, steady employment is always very important. It is also important to see completion of the projects being done with the union trades.”