MTDC PAC Director Mike McGuire Defends the Scaffold Safety Law

MTDC PAC Director Mike McGuire Defends the Scaffold Safety Law

Mike McGuire, director of the Mason Tenders’ District Council Political Action Committee, was interviewed about the scaffold safety law by Liz Benjamin on “Capital Tonight,” a program that airs five nights a week in Albany, NY. McGuire argues forcefully about the importance of the law, which is once again under attack in Albany.

See the video here.

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Free Hammer and Hammer Holder Available for All Local 79 Members

Free Hammer and Hammer Holder Available for All Local 79 Members

All Local 79 members in good standing are encouraged to come and pick up a free specially designed hammer and hammer holder from Local 79’s Dues Department (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. ) The hammers have Local 79 wood-burned into their handles and the leather hammer holders have Local 79’s logo embossed on them. .

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Workshop on New Immigration Policies at Local 79

Workshop on New Immigration Policies at Local 79

Local 79 and Make the Road New York have offered a series of workshops to inform Local 79 members about President Obama’s new executive order regarding immigration and the ways in which it might affect members and their families. The next workshop will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 29th at Local 79’s offices.

The space for this workshops is limited, so members must register for the workshops by calling Juan Mazylmian at: 917-881-5767

Please be advised that Attorney General A.G. Schneiderman has warned immigrants to avoid becoming victims of potential …

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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 from May of 2014 through early April 2015.

Date:     Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Time:    2:45: Hardhat Procession into St. Patrick’s; 3:00 pm Memorial Service

Place:    St. Patrick’s Cathedral 51st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

PLEASE WEAR YOUR HARDHAT

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Join Actors Federal Credit Union!

Join Actors Federal Credit Union!

There is no time better to think about getting one’s financial house in order than now! Members looking to do so need look no further than the Actors Federal Credit Union (ActorsFCU), of which Local 79 is a member. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that offer services similar to those of a commercial bank.

ActorsFCU offers a full range of financial services, including checking and savings accounts, loans and mortgages, and credit cards. It has two offices with teller services in and near Times Square that are open Monday-Friday, 9:00 …

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East New York Rally Draws a Thousand People

East New York Rally Draws a Thousand People

Close to 300 members of Local 79 joined hundreds of brothers and sisters from other trades and from our community partners on the evening of February 4 to demand that the proposed rezoning of East New York include real affordable housing and union jobs. “The rally last night demonstrates that the fight for good jobs and affordable housing that is truly affordable is a fight that is going to be won at the grassroots level,” said Local 79 Director of Organizing Chaz Rynkiewicz.. “Rezoning automatically makes property more valuable for …

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