Sign Petition to Protect Union Apprenticeships!

Sign Petition to Protect Union Apprenticeships!

Union apprenticeships are under attack! We need to stop the federal government from allowing low quality industry apprenticeship programs, called IRAPs, in the construction industry. Click the link and sign the petition to protect LIUNA Apprenticeships!

If you are a journeyworker, click this link to sign the petition: LIUNAMemberComments.org.

If you are an apprentice, click this link to sign the petition:LIUNATrainingComments.org

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Local 79’s Membership Assistance Program Recovery Support Group!!

Local 79’s Membership Assistance Program Recovery Support Group!!

As part of Local 79’s Membership Assistance Program, the Recovery Support Group will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, call Bernard at 646-265-7762. 

This is an anonymous meeting only for Local 79 members interested in supporting each others’ path to recovery. Food and refreshments will be provided.

 

 

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Annual Labor Day Parade 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Annual Labor Day Parade 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Annual Labor Day Parade 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 (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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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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VP John Norbury – Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honoree

VP John Norbury  – Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honoree

Local 79 Vice President John Norbury is an Honorary Grand Marshall at the 44th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday in the Rockaways. John will also be honored along with …

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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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