#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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May Day 2018

May Day 2018

On May Day, Local 79 members and thousands of other workers, immigrants, and allies jointed together in Washington Square Park  for a celebration and rally featuring dynamic speakers, musical performances, and community members. Member William Uyaguari spoke at the event and rallied the crowd to fight for the rights of all immigrant workers. 

 

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#CountMeIn in Times Square

10,000 union brothers and sisters stretched over two blocks of Times Square to declare New York City is a Union Town! The #CountMeIn Movement stood united and sent a message to developers that the NYC Building Trades members will not be divided in their fight for fairness. Business Manager Mike Prohaska gave a fiery speech and emphasized, “There’s a union shop & there’s a non union shop, anyone who tells you they believe in open shop doesn’t believe in a union!” Mason Tenders Business Manager …

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CLARIFICATION ON OSHA REQUIREMENTS!!

CLARIFICATION ON OSHA REQUIREMENTS!!

ATTENTION LOCAL 79 MEMBERS:

YOU DO NOT NEED A 30-HOUR OSHA!!

Local Law 196 requires by March 1, 2018 EITHER:
A 10-Hour OSHA OR
A 30-Hour OSHA

Then by December 1, 2018 EITHER:
A 10-Hour OSHA and 20 Hours of additional
training specified by the Dept. of Buildings OR
A 30-Hour OSHA OR
Completion of an apprenticeship program

Then by May 1, 2019 EITHER:
An OSHA 10, the additional 20 hours, plus
another 10-25 hours of training specified by
the Department OR

An OSHA 30 plus 10-25 additional hours of
training specified by the Department OR
Completion of an apprenticeship program.

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Make Sure Your Address Is Up to Date!

Make Sure Your Address Is Up to Date!

All Local 79 members are reminded to check that the Local has your correct address and contact information. Otherwise, you may miss notifications about important updates. If you have any questions about your status, please contact the Dues Department at (212) 465-7915, 7911, or 7908.

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Local 79’s Annual Holiday Party

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 on December 20th, 2017.

Local 79 members had much to celebrate at the end of 2017. It is the hard-work of Local 79 men and women that ensures 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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Building Trades Solidarity Rally

Thousands of Building Trades members came together after work on November 14th to speak out against Open Shop in NYC. Gary Labarbera, President of the Building Trades, lead proceedings and emphasized that we are stronger when we stick together. District Council Business Manager Bobby Bonanza and other Building Trades leaders also spoke of the importance of union solidarity and all repeated to the crowd that you can “Count Me In!”

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