Park Cleanup Weekend: Local 79 Volunteers Needed

Park Cleanup Weekend: Local 79 Volunteers Needed

What: Join members of Local 79 on Saturday, May 16 to help clean up Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

When: Saturday, May 16: Breakfast at 9:00 am. Cleanup project begins at 10:00 am

Where: Take the subway to the #7 Willets Point/Shea Stadium station. Walk down the boardwalk and meet at the Passerelle Circle at the entrance to the park.

For more information and to register: Contact Juan Mazlymian at 917-881-5767

This event is co-sponsored by Local 79 and GNYLECET.

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Local 79 Members: Albany Rally Alert!

Local 79 Members: Albany Rally Alert!

Local 79 members are encouraged to come to a rally in Albany to ensure that any extension of 421-a, the tax abatement program for wealthy developers, contains provisions ensuring that the affordable housing built in exchange for the tax breaks will pay workers prevailing wage.

Attendance will count towards your mandatory participation. All attendees will receive a $100 stipend. Lunch and shirts will be provided.

When: Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 am

Where: Five buses will be outside Local 79, 520 8th Avenue

You must call Angela to reserve your seat: 212-465-7912

 

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Local 79 Tells Community Board 11 to “Build it Union”

Local 79 Tells Community Board 11 to “Build it Union”

Over two dozen Local 79 members, organizers and staff from affiliates of Local 79 attended Community Board 11’s meeting on Tuesday, March 17, to hand out leaflets and raise serious concerns about the proposed rezoning and development of a property on 120 Street and First Avenue, one of many rezonings planned for East Harlem.  City Council member Ben Kallos, pictured above with Local 79 Business Agent Barrie Smith, spoke to the crowd and made it clear that he was 100% behind the use of union …

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Join the Annual May Day Rally!

Join the Annual May Day Rally!

On May 1, 2015, Local 79 members will join thousands of workers and community activists  outside billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton’s home on the corner of 60th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue. From there, marchers will proceed to a 6:30 pm rally on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. May Day Flyer 

For a brief history of the origin of May Day, click here.

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Join the May 12th Rezoning Rally and March in East New York!

Join the May 12th Rezoning Rally and March in East New York!

When: Tuesday, May 12th, Rally at 6:00 pm, March at 7:00 pm

Where: Highland Park (across the street from 458 Jamaica Avenue)

Why: Stand up for neighborhoods that need real affordable housing, good union jobs for local residents, and anti-displacement policies to protect neighborhood residents

Contact: Anthony Williamson, 646-265-5675

May 12th Rally Flyer in English
May 12 Rally Flyer in Spanish

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Rally for Affordable Housing and Union Construction jobs

Rally for Affordable Housing and Union Construction jobs

Business Manager Mike Prohaska and over 100 loud and proud Local 79 members came out in a blizzard Thursday night to demand union jobs and affordable housing.  Our members stood side by side with CASA and other allies from the Real Affordability For All coalition to makes sure that the 75 block Bronx rezoning serves the needs of Bronx residents, not the needs of irresponsible developers.  The whole City may have heard the chant: Whose Bronx? Our Bronx! And with Local 79 standing strong with …

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