Walk for St. Mary’s Kids

Walk for St. Mary’s Kids

Hundreds of Local 79 members and their families went to Coney Island on the morning of September 16 to participate in a Walk for St. Mary’s Kids, aiming to meet their 5-year goal of raising $500,000 for St. Mary’s Hospital. Members gathered near the Parachute Jump and then proceeded to proudly march down the boardwalk to Asser Levy Park. At Asser Levy, members were greeted by a mobile Nathan’s hot dog truck and the NY State Laborers’ Health and Safety Bus. Members ate, received health screenings, played frisbee, …

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Labor Day Parade 2017

Labor Day Parade 2017

Over 700 Laborers Local 79 members and their families came out to show their Union Pride with others in the Labor movement. It was by far the largest Local 79 turnout ever. Our local is at our strongest when we come together.

Throngs of onlookers lined the streets as cries of “Whose City? Our City” echoed off the buildings while a sea of Local 79 workers in LiUNA orange t-shirts proceeded up the corridor.. Although Labor Day represents for many ‘just a day off from work,’ for labor it represents a …

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Local 79 Volunteers in Haiti with H.E.A.R.T. 9/11

Local 79 Volunteers in Haiti with H.E.A.R.T. 9/11

Local 79 members volunteered to help rebuild Haiti with H.E.A.R.T. 9/11. Also, on the service trip were other union members from the FDNY, New York City District Council of Carpenters, Port Authority Police Department and Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers.

After 5 days of hard work, the structure of a new school was built for the children in the village and community members received training in a skilled trade. Local 79 is proud of the volunteer work done by all involved to help the less fortunate.

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Local 79 Volunteers to Clean Up Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Local 79 Volunteers to Clean Up Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Over 200 Local 79 members volunteered on Sunday, May 21 to help clean up Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. After a hard day’s work, Local 79 had laid a new stone path through a swampy trail, laid woodchips for children’s play areas and picked up trashed throughout the park. Local 79 members are proud participants in their communities and look forward to volunteering again in the future.

“To see such a large turnout of volunteers on the weekend is but one of many examples of our members’ dedication …

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Local 79 Apprenticeship Recruitment: June 2, 2017

Local 79 Apprenticeship Recruitment: June 2, 2017

The next date for open recruitment for Local 79’s apprenticeship program is Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:00 am. Information about apprenticeship, the requirements, and how the recruitment process is carried out is available through the the Local 79 and the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund websites.

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2017 MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

2017 MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

JANUARY 18TH

MARCH 15TH

APRIL 19TH

MAY 17TH

JUNE 21ST

JULY 19TH

SEPTEMBER 20TH

OCTOBER 18TH

NOVEMBER 15TH

DECEMBER 20TH (MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY)

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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 21st, 2016.

Local 79 members had much to celebrate at the end of 2016. 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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Postcards

Postcards

Members:

If you recently received a post card in the mail and in the past two years have worked or are employed by one of the contractors that are members of the Contractor Association of Greater New York, known as CAGNY, which include Bovis Lend Lease, Plaza, Turner and Cauldwell Wingate, kindly fill-out this card and return it in the self-addressed stamped envelope.

In 2017, Local 79 will begin contract negotiations with these employers and their association. To strengthen our bargaining position, we have send out the authorization card …

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Retiree Outing: Retiree Holiday Party Russo’s on the Bay

Retiree Outing: Retiree Holiday Party Russo’s on the Bay

For Additional information and to reserve, please contact Melissa Siciiano at (212) 465-7976

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Retiree Outing: Mohegan Sun, Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 8am

Retiree Outing: Mohegan Sun, Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 8am

For Additional information and to reserve, please contact Melissa Siciiano at (212) 465-7976

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