New, Updated Information Available for Victims of 9/11 Attacks

New, Updated Information Available for Victims of 9/11 Attacks

To mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NYCOSH’s) #health4heroes outreach campaign is coordinating outreach and education efforts by partnering with labor and community organizations in order to ensure that more workers are fully informed about the services provided by the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund.

If you believe your health was impacted by the WTC disaster, you may be eligible for free treatment at the WTC Health Program. Whether or not you have insurance, a current diagnosis of …

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Local 79 Members Commemorate Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Local 79 Members Commemorate Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On March 23, dozens of Local 79 members joined hundreds of other union members, members of community organizations and elementary school students to commemorate the 115th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The fire, which occurred in 1911, killed 145 garment workers who were unable to escape the burning factory due to locked exit doors and other unsafe conditions. The fire resulted in a series of laws that improved fire safety standards and working conditions, including limiting the working hours of women and children.

Numerous labor leaders …

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Local 79 Members Can Now Pay Dues Online and Re-Register for the OWL

Local 79 Members Can Now Pay Dues Online and Re-Register for the OWL

Local 79 is happy to announce the launch of eLocal, which provides members with the ability to pay their dues online, as well as check their course history, certificates, participation history, and update their personal information. All Local 79 members received a letter with detailed instructions and an individual “access code” with information which will allow them to create a secure account online. “This represents a huge step forward for Local 79,” said Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska. “I strongly encourage members to register for eLocal and to start to take …

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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 in 2015 and early 2016.

Date:     Thursday, April 28, 2016

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

Place:    St. Patrick’s Cathedral (51st and 5th Avenue)

PLEASE WEAR YOUR HARDHAT

After the Memorial Mass, there will be a march to the headquarters of Macklowe Properties, a non-union developer.

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Urgent Message for Local 79 Members Employed By Turner Construction in 2015

Urgent Message for Local 79 Members Employed By Turner Construction in 2015

Turner Construction has informed Local 79 that it has suffered a data breach and, as a result, personal information of employees that worked for the company in 2015 has been compromised. It takes full responsibility for the disclosure, which was the result of human error. Turner urges its employees to carry out the following steps:

Subscribe to a service such as Experian, LifeLock, Identity Guard or similar service to obtain credit monitoring services. Turner will reimburse you for the cost of this service.
Contact your credit card …

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Felicia Mcintosh is Local 79’s 2015 Woman of the Year

Felicia Mcintosh is Local 79’s 2015 Woman of the Year

At Local 79’s March 2nd general membership meeting, Local 79 member Felicia Mcintosh was honored as Local 79’s 2015 Woman of the Year. In his remarks, Business Manager Mike Prohaska noted that Ms. Mcintosh was given this award for a number of reasons, including the fact that she had never refused a job since 2000, had always attended union meetings, and had showed her support for the union by going to rallies and participating in numerous union events. All of us at Local 79 congratulate Ms. Mcintosh, who provides …

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