Construction Workers Attend Memorial Mass

Construction Workers Attend Memorial Mass

Hundreds of Building and Construction Trades union officials, members, and management, including the leadership and many members of Local 79, gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, April 28 for the seventh annual Construction Workers Memorial Mass.The Mass honored the memories of construction workers killed or injured on the job from April 28 of 2014 through April 28 of 2015. After assembling outside  St. Patrick’s, the crowd, most of whom wore hardhats, somberly proceeded inside the Cathedral, where the sixteen workers who died in the past year were represented by sixteen chairs …

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IDNYC: Free Identification for All New York City Residents

IDNYC: Free Identification for All New York City Residents

All Local 79 members and their family members (14 years of age and older) who live in New York City are eligible to get IDNYC, the new, free identification card for all New York City residents. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID. Aside from …

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Local 79 Members Requested to Fill Out Childcare Survey

Local 79 Members Requested to Fill Out Childcare Survey

In an effort to understand the varied childcare needs of Local 79 members, Local 79 is working with The Worker Institute at Cornell to carry out an online survey. Local 79 members have received or will receive a letter shortly explaining the importance of the survey and encouraging members to spend the time necessary to fill out the survey. All information provided on the survey is completely confidential. The easiest way to access the survey is to click on one of the following: Survey in English or Survey in Spanish

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9/11 Memorial Museum to Offer Special Event For Rescue and Recovery Workers

9/11 Memorial Museum to Offer Special Event For Rescue and Recovery Workers

From 4:00 p.m. until midnight on Thursday, May 28, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will be reserved for the 9/11 rescue and recovery worker community. A special tribute, including a moment of silence for those who lost their lives to 9/11-related illnesses, will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Foundation Hall. Additional offerings will also be provided on May 29 and 30 to mark the 13th anniversary of the end of the historic recovery operations at Ground Zero. Please see detailed information below.

If you or a loved one are …

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No Need for Alarms This Morning: Local 79 is in the House!

No Need for Alarms This Morning: Local 79 is in the House!

The “Fight for $15” got an early, boisterous start at 6:00 am on Wednesday, April 15, when Local 79 members joined hundreds of construction workers and low-wage workers in Brooklyn to rally for higher wages for low wage workers and union protection. Protestors marched through the streets of Brooklyn, stopping at McDonald’s and at a job site of JDS, a notorious non-union developer.  After the rally, Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska said that the “Fight for $15” is “at its core, about social and …

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July 4th Holiday Contract Schedule

July 4th Holiday Contract Schedule

 

The following contracts will observe the July 4th holiday on Friday, July 3rd:

Hudson Yards PLA
Gotham Type Enhanced Residential PLAs
Atlantic Yards PLA
DASNY
NYC PLA
2014 ER PLA
CAGNY
Independent CBA
IDCA
New York City Demolition Association

The following contracts will observe the July 4th holiday on Saturday, July 4th:

BCA
ABMC

The following contract will observe the July 4th holiday on Monday, July 6th:

SCA PLA

LABORERS WHO WORK ON THE DAY BEING OBSERVED AS THE HOLIDAY ARE TO BE PAID THE DOUBLE-TIME RATE.

Local 79 offices are closed all day on July 3rd in observation of the July …

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Navigation Program Apprentices Gather for Dinner

Navigation Program Apprentices Gather for Dinner

On Monday evening, April 6, 20 Local 79 apprentices attended a dinner to speak with Alize Beal, a Manhattan representative from the Mayor’s office, about their path to becoming Local 79 apprentices, discuss the various ways in which they are active in the Local and their communities, and to listen to Mike McGuire, Director of the Mason Tenders’ District Council Political Action Committee, talk about the importance of becoming engaged in various forms of political action.

The apprentices were introduced to Local 79 through its Pre-Apprenticeship Navigation Programs. The Navigation programs partner with a number of community and neighborhood organizations to inform local …

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Local 79 Supports “Fight for $15” and Union Jobs

Local 79 Supports “Fight for $15” and Union Jobs

On Saturday morning, April 4, Local 79 members joined other members of the building trades, fast food, home healthcare, and airport workers, and community activists to demand that low wage workers be given a living wage of $15 an hour and unions to bargain for them and protect their rights. The rally began in front of the home of Michael Stern, a non-union developer who plans to build an 80-story tower at 111 W. 57th Street without using union labor. The marchers then made their way down to …

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Local 79 Election Ballots Mailed on June 1st

Local 79 Election Ballots Mailed on June 1st

This is a message provided by the Local 79 Judges of Election: Ballots are being mailed on June 1st to all Local 79 members at the address Local 79 has on file. If you do not receive a ballot by the end of the day on June 6th, you may request a replacement ballot by calling AAA (the firm that is conducting the mail ballot election) at 1-800-529-5218. Inform AAA that you are a Local 79 member and that you have not received your ballot in the mail. …

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