Mandatory Site Safety Training (SST) required for all members !!

Mandatory Site Safety Training (SST) required for all members !!

Brothers and Sisters,

In March of 2018, Local Law 196, a law requiring safety training for all workers on any construction site that requires a site safety plan went into effect. Almost all of the jobsites that Local 79 members are working fall under this requirement.

As of this writing, on June 1, 2019, all Local 79 workers will be required to have a    Limited Site Safety Card.

There are three ways of qualifying for this card:

OSHA 10 Approach
OSHA 10 Hour * – (issued within the past 5 …

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Enter Local 79’s T-Shirt Design Contest

Enter Local 79’s              T-Shirt Design Contest

We want YOU to design a Local 79 t-shirt!!!

Designs will be accepted throughout the month of May.

Dazzle us with your creativity. What are you waiting for?                     

Get busy! The winner could be YOU!

ENTER NOW!!!  For YOUR chance to have your design printed on a future Local 79 t-shirt along with your artistic signature. Winner will receive a $100 gift card.

Rules & How to Apply:

Create a t-shirt design for Local 79 and submit it via Local …

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Buy Tickets Online to Coney Island Walk & Family Fun Day – Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

Buy Tickets Online to Coney Island Walk & Family Fun Day – Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

Join Local 79 for a day of fun including rides, games, soccer, health screenings, hot dogs & t-shirts while supporting Tenders Inc.

Buy online tickets here: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/coney-island-family-fun-day/

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11:00 am Check-in – West 19 St. & Boardwalk

12:00 pm – Walk for Tenders Inc.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm –  Lunch & Health Fair (Provided by Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs)

2:30 pm – Luna Park

Wrist Bands required for all attendees.
$20 in advance. $25 day of event. Band includes participating in Walk and all activities.
Wrist bands sold at the Local 79 …

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park Cleanup – Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 8:15 am

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Cleanup – Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 8:15 am

What: Join members of Local 79 to help clean up Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019 –  Breakfast at 8:15 am. Cleanup project begins after breakfast. Lunch served after the cleanup is finished.

Where: Take the #7 train to Mets – Willets Point station. Walk down the boardwalk and meet at the Passerelle Circle at the entrance to the park.

For more information and to register: Contact Juan Mazlymian at 917-881-5767

This event is co-sponsored by Local 79 and GNYLECET.

 

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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 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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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2019

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2019

LOCAL 79 MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2019 IS AS FOLLOW:
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

JANUARY 16TH

MARCH 20TH

APRIL 17TH

MAY 15TH

JUNE 19TH

JULY 17TH

SEPTEMBER 18TH

OCTOBER 16TH

NOVEMBER 20TH

DECEMBER 18TH  * MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY *

MEETINGS ARE HELD AT:
ST. VARTAN’S CHURCH
630 2ND AVE. NEW YORK, NY 10016 (@ 34TH ST.)

*MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 5:00 PM*

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Out-of-Work List Re-Registration Dates for 2019

Out-of-Work List Re-Registration Dates for 2019

Re-registration dates for 2019 for all members to maintain their position on Local 79’s Job Referral List:

JANUARY/ENERO
3RD, 4TH, 7TH, 8TH, & 9TH

APRIL/ABRIL
1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, & 5th

JULY/JULIO
1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 8TH, 9TH, & 10TH

OCTOBER/OCTUBRE
1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, & 7TH

PLEASE CALL JOB ADMINISTRATION DEPT.
212-465-7915, 7918, 7919, or 7969

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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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