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Hardhats Honor Local Council Member

City Council Member Eric Ulrich received the Freedom Award from New York City Helmets to Hardhats at their second annual luncheon on Friday, Nov. 14. The Freedom Award is the highest honor given by the organization and is specifically awarded to individuals who show exemplary service to city veterans. Since he was appointed Chair of the City Council Veterans Committee in January, Ulrich has held hearings and introduced legislation addressing important veterans’ issues relating to employment, mental health and homelessness. Ulrich also helped secure an unprecedented $400,000 allocation in this year’s budget to support veterans services throughout the city. NYC Helmets to Hardhats assists transitioning service members with job placement in the city’s construction industry. The organization works with 15 trade organizations citywide representing approximately 100,000 working men and women. Ulrich was joined by New York City Helmets to Hardhats Chairman and Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY President Gary LaBarbera; New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez; Building Trades Employers Association President & CEO Lou Coletti; and affiliates of the building trades and union locals.

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