Local 79 Job Site Visit at 911 Call Center Project in The Bronx

Local 79 Job Site Visit at 911 Call Center Project in The Bronx

Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska, President Kenny Brancaccio and Business Agent Barrie Smith gather with Local 79 Members and Local 79 contractor Maria Rios of Classico Building Maintenance Inc. at the March 2014 Greater N.Y. LECET sponsored job site visit at the 911 Call Center Project; Bronx, New York. Tishman Aecom is the construction manager.

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Immigration Forum

Immigration Forum

As many of you know, immigration reform is one of the top priorities of LiUNA. In an effort to provide the membership with information related to immigration and immigration reform, Local 79 is presenting an Immigration Forum at St. Vartan Church on the afternoon of Sunday, April 6th from 2:00-5:00 pm.

The forum, which will be presented in Spanish (with simultaneous Spanish-to-English interpretation over headsets) will address  the following topics: LiUNA’s position on immigration issues; the current state of immigration reform legislation in Congress;  …

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Rat Alert! May 28 Rally in Queens

Rat Alert! May 28 Rally in Queens

LOCAL 79 QUEENS MEMBERSHIP CALL TO ACTION!

Developer Alma Realty is seeking zoning changes to allow it to build three waterfront towers up to 32-stories tall, plus two shorter towers inland. We must make sure that Queens politicians do not grant this developer zoning changes that will return millions of dollars in profit without assurance that the workers from Queens will share in this economic development.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 28 @ 6:00 pm
WHERE: 53 24th Street, Long Island City, Queens. (Insulators Local 12 Hall)

If you have questions, …

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Construction Workers Memorial Mass

Construction Workers Memorial Mass

All Local 79 members and their families are cordially invited to join with Building and Construction Trades union officials, members, and management  at a memorial mass for construction workers killed and injured on job sites during 2013 and early 2014.

Date:     Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time:    3:00 pm
Place:    St. Patrick’s Cathedral
51st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

 

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Local 79 Volunteers Help Brighten Up Schools

Local 79 Volunteers Help Brighten Up Schools

On Saturday, November 23rd, members from Local 79 and 100 Black Construction Workers volunteered to work with students from Publicolor to paint their school. Publicolor , a non-profit founded in 1996, aims to improve education in youth by promoting an imaginative use of color in school buildings. Its operations include recruiting disadvantaged students to paint the walls of their schools and giving financial rewards to some of them for their work. Local 79 has been partnering with Publicolor for the past year. In addition to painting, volunteers helps students …

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Local 79 Job Site Visit at NYU Medical Center

Local 79 Job Site Visit at NYU Medical Center

Local 79 members, Executive Board officers, and Greater New York LECET staff join with contractors at the expansion of the New York University Langone Medical Center in midtown Manhattan on February 27, 2014.

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