Wyandanch, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Democratic Leader Jason Richberg joined Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey at the legislature’s general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to present a proclamation signed by all 18 legislators to Roger Clayman, outgoing Executive Director of the Long Island Federation of Labor, thanking him for his decades of service to Suffolk’s working families and congratulating him on his retirement.
“Roger Clayman is nothing short of a visionary leader whose efforts over his career have touched countless Suffolk County families,” said Legislator Richberg. “My experiences working with Roger over the years have always been positive. He approached his role as the voice of our union workforce, the backbone of our county, with kindness, passion, and always with a smile on his face. His work advocating for education, green energy, and workers’ rights will leave a lasting legacy on Long Island for generations to come.”
Since 2005, Roger Clayman has served as the Executive Director of the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO the fourth largest labor council in the country. The local Federation is the voice for 250,000 union members and their families in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Long Island Federation has focused on gaining good jobs and housing in local communities; rebuilding Long Island's infrastructure; and providing leadership training for the next generation of union leaders. Clayman came to the Long Island Federation of Labor after a 30 year career with the National AFL-CIO, where he was involved with organizing, political and collective bargaining campaigns across the country.