Thousands Rally Against Non-Union Developer

Thousands Rally Against Non-Union Developer

Hundreds of Local 79 members joined over 5,000 other building trades’ union members on Wednesday, October 29th for a rally to protest the contractor JDS’s 70-story residential tower that is being built on 57th Street by non-union labor. Union members were joined by a number of politicians, all of whom put forth the same message: There is no place in New York City for non-union rat contractors like JDS. The building trades’ unions will continue to organize and ramp up pressure until all contractors sign collective bargaining agreements …

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Raucous Rally at 133 Greenwich Street

Raucous Rally at 133 Greenwich Street

On October 9, hundreds of Local 79 members joined hundreds of members of other building trades and members of the Hotel Trades Council at a raucous noontime rally at 133 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan. The rally was held outside a non-union hotel construction site, where Cava Construction, a notorious non-union contractor, is the general contractor. One of Cava Construction’s subcontractors at 133 Greenwich Street is Park Side Construction, a company with a history of safety violations. Park Side was overseeing concrete work at the …

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Local 79’s John Wund Selected to Be Special Assistant at Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

Local 79’s John Wund Selected to Be Special Assistant at Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

John Wund, a member of Local 79 since 1998, has been appointed to the position of Special Assistant to the President at the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. The Building and Construction Trades Council, whose membership consists of the majority of the building and construction trade unions of New York City, plays a key advocacy role in assuring that developers and government officials understand the value of utilizing unionized labor on projects throughout the five boroughs.

Mr. Wund worked as a Laborer …

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Make the Road New York to Provide Members with Immigration- And Naturalization-Related Legal Services

Make the Road New York to Provide Members with Immigration- And Naturalization-Related Legal Services

Make the Road New York to Provide Legal Services to Members             

As of October 1, 2014, Make the Road New York (MRNY) will begin to provide immigration- and naturalization-related legal services to eligible Local 79 members and their dependents.  MRNY, a nationally-recognized organization that provides numerous services to Latino and working-class people throughout New York City, has a number of lawyers who specialize in immigration law. Their services will be available upon appointment at their offices in Brooklyn, Queens and at Local 79’s office in …

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