CAS and ESSAA Lobbyists provide Long Island with its only voice in Albany!
CAS provides ongoing, active lobbying to support and enhance issues that impact the personal and professional lives of our members. Our regional approach enables a constant flow of feedback and information to and from our membership to inform interactions with the State Education Department and our lobbying efforts in Albany. Bob and Tony provide ongoing communication through regular updates and provide opportunities for member comment and input on critical educational issues.
Meet the CAS/ESSAA Lobbying Team
About Bob Ungar: Since 1995, Robert A. Ungar Associates have been lobbyists and consultants to numerous public and private sector labor unions in New York. Mr. Ungar has lobbied at the state and local level on issues important to the work life, health, and safety of union workers and their families. He has represented uniformed and civilian union members in their quest for a better and safer workplace and has fought for their right to a dignified retirement. The firm is among the most influential and experienced public sector lobbying groups in the state, skilled at providing professional labor organizations with strategic advice, political consulting, lobbying, and advocacy services at the local, city, and state levels.
About Tony Laurino: CAS/ESSAA Legislative Liaison: Tony has been a member of CAS and ESSAA since both of their inceptions having served as CAS President for over twenty years. Tony brings a lifetime of professional experience and knowledge to Albany where he actively assists CAS lobbyist, Robert Ungar, on all education bills and legislative efforts, and coordinates the CAS and ESSAA Political Action Committees.