Steve Milone, a native New Yorker, graduated from Clarkstown high school in 1973 and became an apprentice electrician with IBEW. Starting in 1977, Steve worked first for Conrail and then Metro North until his retirement in August of 2014.
Steve is a third generation railroader. His grandmother worked for New York Central, running the boarding houses used by the workers who built the West Shore Line. Her three brothers were all engineers for New York Central as well, and Steve’s mother worked for New York Central as a clerk. Steve’s father worked as a truck driver for Railway Express.
Steve started his union work in 1981, when he became a shop steward. From there, Steve rose from financial secretary to vice president and then, in 2003, to president of Local 817, a position he held until his retirement.
Steve remains active in the labor movement in New York City. He continues to be a delegate to the New York City Central Labor Council, a three hundred local labor body advocating for working people. The Council represents 1.3 million workers in the public and private sectors in New York City.
Steve now works with Myers Lafferty as our Investigator in New York, out of our office at 800 Second Avenue in Manhattan. Steve works directly with clients, co-workers, and transportation lawyers to gather information for our clients’ cases. Part of Steve’s job is to keep clients informed and help walk them through the legal process, and Steve is available any time on his cell to talk to clients and their family members.