Celebrating the Labor Power 100

State Sen. Andrew Gounardes, chairman of the Civil Service & Pensions Committee (#24).
State Sen. Andrew Gounardes, chairman of the Civil Service & Pensions Committee (#24).
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State Sen. Andrew Gounardes, chairman of the Civil Service & Pensions Committee (#24).

Celebrating the Labor Power 100

A look at City & State’s gala recognizing 100 of the most influential leaders in labor.
September 10, 2019

On Sept. 4, City & State recognized the individuals on the Labor Power 100. The evening gala at The Mezzanine in the Financial District featured keynote remarks by state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, with City & State’s Jon Lentz serving as emcee.

From left, Daniel Levler, president of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (#66 on Labor Power 100); Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr., chairman of the Committee on Governmental Employees (#23 on Labor Power 100).
From left, Daniel Levler, president of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (#66 on Labor Power 100); Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr., chairman of the Committee on Governmental Employees (#23 on Labor Power 100).
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  • From left, Daniel Levler, president of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (#66 on Labor Power 100); Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr., chairman of the Committee on Governmental Employees (#23 on Labor Power 100).
  • From left, Lisa Daglian, executive director of PCAC; Steven Arenson, employment litigator for Arenson, Dittmar & Karba (#91).
  • From left, Venus Williams and Debra Paylor, both of Communications Workers of America Local 1180.
  • View of the attendees of the Labor Power 100 event.
  • From left, Michael Keogh, partner at Bolton-St. Johns; Ed Draves, partner at Bolton-St. Johns (#96); Judy Rapfogel, principal of GrandRap Strategies; and Melissa Chapman, government relations specialist at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP.
  • From left, Shea Savaria and Rachel Roseneck, principals at Kivvit.
  • City & State Editor-in-Chief Jon Lentz addressing the crowd.
  • State Sen. Andrew Gounardes, chairman of the Civil Service & Pensions Committee (#24).
  • Amity Paye, deputy communications director of 32BJ SEIU, honoring the late Héctor Figueroa.
  • From left, Donald Nesbit, executive vice president of Local 372; Daniel Levler, president of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (#66); Sandra Oxford, executive director of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (#62); Thomas Carey, pre
  • From left, New York City Councilman I. Daneek Miller, chairman of the Civil Service & Labor Committee (#39); Elias Husamudeen, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (#42).
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