Local 79 Members Rally for Truly Affordable Housing

Local 79 Members Rally for Truly Affordable Housing

On February 23, nearly one hundred members of Local 79 rallied at City Hall Park alongside hundreds of members of Real Affordability for All (RAFA), a broad-based coalition that is opposed to Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan. Numerous speakers, including Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council, protested the Mayor’s plan to rezone a number of neighborhoods in New York. His plan, which includes a provision called Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH), contains no assurances that the affordable housing will be built …

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Free Tax Preparation Services for Local 79 Members

Free Tax Preparation Services for Local 79 Members

According to a survey, many Local 79 members said they spent $200 or more to have someone prepare their taxes. Members may be able to avoid tax preparation fees if they fit into one of the categories below.

In general, if you earned less than $54,000 in 2015, you can receive free assistance preparing your tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Note that these services do not cover complicated tax returns. To see the type of returns covered and not covered by the Volunteer …

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