Flushing Meadows Park Clean Up

Flushing Meadows Park Clean Up

Over 300 Local 79 members volunteered Sunday morning to help clean Flushing Meadows Park.  After a hard day’s work, a bioswale path was created to prevent flooding, hundreds of trash bags were full and a new field was cleared in the park. Thank you to all members for their continued dedication to community service. 

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Coney Island Walk 2019

Coney Island Walk 2019

Over 700 hundred Local 79 members and their families gathered on a beautiful day to participate in our Coney Island Walk & Family Fun Day that raised money for Tenders Inc. Members gathered near the Parachute Jump and then proceeded to proudly march down the boardwalk to Asser Levy Park. At Asser Levy, Members ate Nathan’s hot dogs, received health screenings, played frisbee, and got a chance to see and talk with their fellow members. In the early afternoon, members departed to take advantage of their …

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Apprentice Graduation with Featured Speaker Jumaane Williams

Apprentice Graduation with Featured Speaker Jumaane Williams

Our April Membership meeting opened with over a hundred apprentices walking down the aisle and shouting in unison “Who are we? Seventy-nine!” to loud cheers and rounds of applause from their Local 79 brothers and sisters. Business Manager Mike Prohaska then led all apprentices in the Oath of Membership with all graduates swearing “to fight for the cause of all working men and women.”

Recently-elected NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was the keynote speaker and highlighting the importance of apprenticeship programs in creating pathways to the …

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Laborers Local 79 at Manhattan West Mega-Development

Laborers Local 79 at Manhattan West Mega-Development

Local 79 members working at the Manhatten West mega-development were visited at lunch by our Executive Board and GNY-LECET representatives. AECOM Tishman serves as the general contractor for this state-of-the-art project.

 

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Pictures from 2018 Jobsite Visits

Pictures from 2018 Jobsite Visits

The Local 79 Executive Board visited jobsites all over the five boroughs in coordination with the Greater New York Laborers-Employers Education & Cooperation Trust. Local 79 members at these sites worked on various projects, including schools, hospitals, malls, public housing, residential towers and office skyscrapers.

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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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