City & State recognizes the most noteworthy figures on the front lines in New York.
Robert Bonanza, Michael Hellstrom & Michael McGuire
Business Manager; Assistant Business Manager; PAC director
Mason Tenders’ District Council of Greater New York and Long Island
Robert Bonanza has served as the Mason Tenders’ business manager since 2004, protecting the interests of construction workers, hazardous waste handlers and high school teachers. He’s relied on his invaluable aide Michael McGuire in building the union into a powerhouse. And last year, Michael Hellstrom took on an expanded role, and has been an advocate for expanding the definition of public works to ensure projects like Hudson Yards pay workers higher wages.