- January 1, 2019 – Dues will be going up to $39.00.
Monthly Dues – $39.00
About LOCAL 157
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Laborers of Local 157 have been active in energy and environmental projects in and around Schenectady County since receiving their charter in 1906.
From 1969 to 1974, 450 members of Local 157 built the Gilboa Dam, the local’s largest project ever, New York state’s largest energy storage system
and a major supplier of clean drinking water for residents from Schoharie County to New York City.
For 45 years, Local 157 workers have been active at the Naval Nuclear Training Site in “West Milton, refueling and defueling the Navy’s four powerful
reactor plants and maintaining the reactors. Performing work of this delicate nature attests to the strong training and extensive skills of Local 157 members.
In 1992, members began the 10-year-long decommissioning of the facility’s two oldest reactors, a process that employed, on average, 50 members.
“This project has been one of the most unique jobs we’ve had,” said Local 157 Business Manager Tom Lombardoni. “It has provided work for our
members for more than 40 years and allowed us to showcase the highly specialized training our local has undergone.”
Training in handling delicate materials also has enabled members to be involved in removing hazardous waste at the General Electric Research
and Development Center in Niskayuna, a project that employs more than 35 members.
Serving the many high-technology and energy-related companies active in and around Schenectady has provided the members of Local 157 the
opportunity to develop a remarkable and dependable expertise that has proved high valuable to both power utility businesses and other types of