Since first receiving its charter on June 20, 1918, Local 435 in Rochester, NY has helped create and maintain one of the elaborate highway systems in the state; the “Can of Worms”. From the beginning of excavation work to the final topping of the roadway, laborers worked steadily on this project. Local 435 covers 9 counties, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
Local 435 has been involved in projects designed to provide the community with electrical power and clean water. Two examples of this were the participation in building the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in 1967, and the Van Lare Sewage Plant in 1971. Despite working at a near frantic pace, Local 435 members surpassed the rigorous standards of a nuclear project. More than 150 members built the Van Lare wastewater treatment plant, which provides sewage treatment services to the community of Rochester.
In addition to promoting infrastructure development in the Rochester area, Local 435 leaders have adopted a proactive approach to resolve the competitive bidding wars frequently seen on big projects.
Community volunteer programs, voter registration drives, and the education of potential members through the Rochester Careers in Construction Corps also keep Local 435 members focused on a shared progressive vision.
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