Local 79: Rate Increases Effective July 1, 2016

Local 79: Rate Increases Effective July 1, 2016

Local 79 members will receive increases on July 1, 2016. The increases vary and depend on the contract you are working under. If you have a question about which contract you are working under, please speak to the Shop Steward. If the Shop Steward does not know, he or she should speak to the area Business Agent. The wage and benefit increases can be found by clicking here: Rate Increases July 1, 2016-December 31, 2016. There are four categories, and the names of the contracts are listed at the bottom of each …

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Local 79 and FDNY HEART 9/11 Mission: 40 Homes in Five Days

Local 79 and FDNY HEART 9/11 Mission: 40 Homes in Five Days

This past week, the HEART 9/11 Ecuador Team (volunteers from Local 79 and the FDNY) partnered with the global architectural firm Perkins Eastman and Hogar de Cristo to build emergency houses in Salinas de San Vicente, the earthquake’s epicenter. Forty homes were built in five days with all manual tools: hammers, nails, and post hole diggers.

One critical component of HEART 9/11’s Rebuild program in Ecuador was to train volunteers in hard-hit communities in basic building skills. Working side by side with Local 79 and FDNY, community members …

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Local 79 Members Volunteer to Go to Ecuador for Earthquake Relief Efforts

Local 79 Members Volunteer to Go to Ecuador for Earthquake Relief Efforts

On June 24, 10 members of Local 79 will join 10 members of HEART 9/11 on a relief mission to Ecuador, where they will donate a week of their time and labor to help build 100 pre-fab homes for families who lost their houses in the devastating earthquake on April 16 of this year. This is one of many times that Local 79 has joined forces with HEART 9/11 to provide assistance to domestic and international regions that have been struck by disasters. Local 79 salutes …

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Local 79 20th Anniversary/Health Fair Huge Success!

Local 79 20th Anniversary/Health Fair Huge Success!

Nearly 1000 Local 79 members and their families enjoyed a sunny day full of fun, food, family, and friendship at Local 79’s 20th Anniversary Party and Health Fair at Coleman Country Day Camp. Nurses, provided courtesy of the NYS Laborers, carried out health screenings, health care vendors gave out information and giveaways, and members and their families enjoyed an all-day BBQ, swimming, pony rides, inflatable slides, raffles for a variety of prizes, and much more. A great day was had by all!

 

 

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