Pictures from Local 79’s Annual Holiday Party

Pictures from Local 79’s Annual Holiday Party

Good times were had by all at Local 79’s Annual Holiday Party at the Terrace on the Park.

Local 79 members had much to celebrate after another successful year. The hard-work of Local 79 men and women are the reason why their families have a happy holiday and are ready for the New Year. We look forward to celebrating our accomplishments again next year.

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Secretary-Treasurer George Zecca Retires

Secretary-Treasurer George Zecca Retires

After many years of service to our union, the retirement of Secretary-Treasurer George Zecca was honored at our January membership meeting. We thank George for all he has done and we wish him well on his retirement after a long career of hard work and dedication.

George began his career thirty-three years ago mixing mortar and worked his way up with a brick company to become a foreman. He joined our Organizing Department in 1999 and then was selected to be a Business Agent one year …

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Mason Tenders Endorse Jumaane Williams for NYC Public Advocate

Mason Tenders Endorse Jumaane Williams for NYC Public Advocate

The Mason Tenders District Council and the NYC Building Trades endorse Jumaane D. Williams for NYC Public Advocate. Robert Bonanza, Business Manager of the Mason Tenders’ District Council of Greater New York/Chair of the MTDCPAC, and John Hutchings, Director of the NYS Laborers’ Organizing Fund PAC, issued a joint statement: “Jumaane Williams has proven himself time and time again to be a friend of the men and women who build this city. We saw him do that numerous times during his time as chair of the Housing and …

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Labor Day Parade 2018

Labor Day Parade 2018

Annual Labor Day Parade 2018 – Saturday, September 8, 2018 (Assemble at 10:00 am)

Local 79 will be meeting on 45th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave.
Food, beverages & t-shirts will be provided!
For more information, contact Mike Vatter (347) 658-2826

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Local 79 Executive Board Re-Elected

Local 79 Executive Board Re-Elected

Business Manager Mike Prohaska and the entire Executive Board would like to thank the membership for their unprecedented support of the Clean Slate in its 8th consecutive victory. All 11 members of the Clean Slate were unanimously nominated. Mike Prohaska has been a member of the E-Board and the Clean Slate since the inception of Local 79 and is its longest serving Business Manager. LiUNA Eastern Region Manager Ray Pocino swore in the entire Executive Board for another term at the May Membership meeting.

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20th Anniversary of Apprenticeship Program

Local 79 celebrated its newest journeyworkers on the 20th anniversary of the founding of our apprenticeship program. New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon spoke highly of our newly graduated apprentices, proclaiming that “they represent the future of New York City.” Commissioner Reardon advised the graduates to “Stand up for your union, show up for your union and vote for your union, because your union is what you invest in it.” Business Manager Mike Prohaska then led all graduates in the Oath of …

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#CountMeIn Rally with Governor Cuomo

Over 15,000 union members came together at Union Square to join together in solidarity and say “Count Me In!” with Governor Andrew Cuomo. NYC Building Trades President Gary LaBarbera lead proceedings and announced that the Building Trades Executive Board unanimously endorsed Governor Cuomo in his bid for reelection. The Governor assured all in attendance that “Your fight is my fight. You can COUNT ME IN to stand with the hardworking New Yorkers that build this city!” 

 

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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking union moms out there! Watch the video above highlighting Local 79 union moms that are working at La Guardia Airport. A shortened version of this video was broadcast on all the major tv stations in NY this weekend.

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Local 79 Health Fair

Local 79 Health Fair

Over 500 Local 79 members and their families came out to Coleman Country Day Camp for a day of fun of at Local 79’s Health Fair. All joined together for an all-day barbeque and participated in fun activities, like basketball, volleyball, pony rides, soccer, miniature golf, music, dancing, face painting, inflatables, hula hoop and more. Also, everyone received free health screenings courtesy of the NY State Laborers Health and Safety Fund. The members of Local 79 work hard everyday to provide for the loved ones. …

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Retiree Spring Luncheon

Retiree Spring Luncheon

On May 11, hundreds of Local 79 retirees gathered at Marina del Rey in the Bronx for the annual Retiree Spring Luncheon. With beautiful views of the water and the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges, retirees ate, danced, and enjoyed the company of their spouses, fellow retirees, and members of Local 79’s Executive Board, Business Agents, and other Local 79 staff.

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