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Local 435 Office: 585-454-5800

Training Office: 585-546-8460

Fund Office: 585-325-3906

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Monthly Meeting
Oct 30, 2019
Union Hall
Officers & Staff
Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer

Dan Kuntz

Dan is a member in good standing, since 1983.  He previously worked on various projects in the following capacity:  wielder, tunnel projects, building, bridge, heavy highway, asbestos removal, lead abatement, landfills, and the generator exchange project at Ginna.  Dan has worked as a laborer, steward and foreman. 

Positions Held:

2012-current   Business Manager, Local 435

2011-current   Secretary/Treasurer to the Rochester Building Trades Council

2008-current   Secretary/Treasurer, appointed

2006-current   E-Board Member, appointed

2006-2012       Business Agent, Local 435

2001-2006       Regional Organizer for Upstate NY Regional Organizers supporting 12 counties

1992-2006       Sergeant-at- Arms 

Serves As:

  • Trustee to Rochester Laborers’ Pension and Welfare fund, Annuity Fund
  • Trustee to Local 435 Training and Apprentice funds
  • Sergeant of Arms, Rochester Labor Council
  • Board Chair, Unicon
  • Vice President, Upstate Laborers’ District Council
  • Vice President Board Member, WIT Federal Credit Union
  • Board Member, Mary’s Place
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Rochester Careers and Construction
  • Member, Rochester Rotary
  • Volunteers for various events in Rochester, including Camp Good Days and Special Times, Mary’s Place, Rochester Day of Caring, and others


2011   CBTU, Terry Melvin Award Recipient

2014   Working Family Award Recipient


  • Cornell, Labor Series
  • Graduate of Edison Technical and Industrial High School
  • Dan attends annual conferences in support of his union       

(585) 454-5800
Regional Organizer / President

Carmen Serrett, Jr.

Member since 1998. In 2002 became an Organizer/Agent for Local 103. At local 103, was also the Recording Secretary for 3 years and Secretary/Treasurer for 2 years.

Joined the New York State Laborers' Organizing Fund in 2007 - Present

Carmen was appointed as a Trustee to the Funds in March 2018 - present

Appointed Sergeant-At-Arms in 2012

Appointed Executive Board Member in 2013

Elected as Recording Secretary in 2016-2018

Appointed President in September 2018

Vice President
Eric Waters

A member in good standing since March 2001. 

Eric was appointed to the Executive Board in July 2018-2019

Eric was appointed Vice President in January 2019

Executive Board Member
Josh Surman

Josh has been a member in good standing since 2008 and was appointed Auditor in March 2019-August 2019.

Josh was appointed Executive Board Members in August 2019-present.

Business Agent / Executive Board Member

Michael Gay

Michael joined Local 435 in 2008 and worked for various contractors before finding a home with sealand and most recently Crane Hogan. He's performed many different phases of consctruction during his tenure in the field as well as getting certified for many different classes through the training department.

Elected Executive Board Member June 2016

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Business Agent / Recording Secretary

Sal Victorious

Sal became a Business Agent in July of 2018 and has been a member in good standing since 2013. His previous work experince is primarily with heavy & highway contractors. 

Sal was appointed Secretary-Treasurer in September 2018 - present

Appointed as a Trustee to the Training Fund in September 2018 - present

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Executive Board Member

Yavonne Agosto-Washburn

A member in good standing since June 18, 1998. Yvonne started out as the first apprentice to graduate from Local 435's apprenticeship program. She worked with various heavy and highway contractors.

Yvonne was hired to work as a Regional Organizer on the New York State Laborers' Organizing Fund from 2007-2008

She was also hired as an Organizer for Local 435 from 2008-2009.

Appointed Executive Board Member January 2019 - present

Office Manager

Nicole Polito

Nicole worked for Sealand Contractors for 11 years where she performed various tasks before parting ways in April 2015 and coming to work for Local 435. She was promoted to Office Manager in February 2016. 


Rafael Garcia
Ralph was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms in July 2019. 

Gloria Jones
Gloria has been a member in good standing since 1991 and was appointed Auditor in January 2019.

Frank DiMartino

Frank has been a member in good standing since 1991 and was elected as Auditor in June 2019.

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