Raymond M. Pocino serves as LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager responsible for New York City and Long Island, New Jersey, Delaware and Puerto Rico. Mr. Pocino began his career in 1956 as a general Laborer and has held various leadership positions since. Having built one of the strongest labor organizations in North America, Mr. Pocino has earned a reputation for developing innovative programs in support of members and their employers alike. Mr. Pocino’s stature as a union leader has made him an indispensable resource to industry leaders, elected officials, business leaders, and the community at-large. Steadfast in his support of workers, Mr. Pocino uses his experience and understanding of economic development issues to create opportunities that benefit all.
Mr. Pocino is presently serving his fifth term as LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager. He also serves as a trustee of the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, and the Laborers Health and Safety Trust, two unique programs that bring labor and management together in joint efforts to stimulate economic development, upgrade the competitiveness of union construction, and improve the health and safety of Laborers.
Long recognized for his expertise on transportation and economic development issues, Mr. Pocino serves as commissioner to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is serving his seventh term as a commissioner of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, including one as chairman. He also serves on the board of Choose New Jersey, an independent, privately funded non-profit corporation created to promote New Jersey as a place to invest and do business. Mr. Pocino also serves on the boards of the New York Building Congress and the New Jersey Alliance for Action, among others.
Mr. Pocino has received numerous accolades for his commitment and service to labor, including the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s Labor Award, the Alliance for Action’s coveted Eagle Award for Leadership, Construction Man of the Year by the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey, Labor Leader of the Year by American ORT, New York City Chapter, and Labor Leader Honoree by the Newark Catholic Archdiocese.