Wage and Fringe Benefit Rates for January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018

Wage and Fringe Benefit Rates for January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018

Local 79 members received increases on January 1, 2018. The increases vary and depend on the contract you are working under. The wage and benefit increases can be found by clicking  on the names of the contracts listed below.

NYC DCA
IDCA
CAGNY
BCA_SCA_PLA
BCA_Ourter Borough_Build-it-Back
BCA_[including PLA work other than SCA]
ABMC
PSFCA
Public Agency Renovation PLA
Independent
NYC PLA (New Construction)
Independent Interior Demo
Independent Demo_[General]
Market Recovery_Build-it-Back
Independent Plasterers
Independent Demo [Total Demo]
Exterior Restoration
The Cement League

 

 

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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!”

In his speech, Business Manager Mike Prohaska told an important story about the power of solidarity: “In …

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Graniteville Quarry Clean-up

Graniteville Quarry Clean-up

Local 79 members in Staten Island gave back to their community at the 15th Annual Graniteville Quarry clean-up at Mariners Harbor. Members planted 1500 Daffodil bulbs, 100 Echinacea and purple cone flower perineal, as well as replaced bark chips along the paths and did general clean up.Local 79 organizer Mike Robles said, “I would like to thank all the members that came out on a Saturday morning to help with the clean-up and beautifying of the Graniteville Quarry park.”

Local 79 members are proud participants in their …

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2018 MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED DATES

2018 MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED DATES

2018 DATES:

JANUARY 17TH

FEBRUARY (NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING)

MARCH 21ST

APRIL 18TH

MAY 16TH

JUNE 20TH

JULY 18TH

AUGUST (NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING)

SEPTEMBER 19TH

OCTOBER 24TH

NOVEMBER 14TH

DECEMBER 19TH (MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY)

 

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Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

Local 79 attended two Columbus Day Parades this year. On Sunday, Local 79 members showed their union pride in the Bronx at the Morris Park Columbus Day Parade. While marching, Local 79 members were joined by State Senator Diane Savino and State Senator Jeff Klein.

On Monday, Local 79 braved the rain to celebrate the 71st annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. In celebration of some of our members’ Italian heritage, the back of our shirts read: “Italian by Blood, American by Birth, Union by Choice.” Recording …

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African-American Day Parade

African-American Day Parade

Hundreds of Local 79 members joined a crowd of many thousands for the annual African American Day Parade in Harlem. Members gathered at 113th Street where they received distinctive t-shirts and awaited their turn to march alongside the Local 79 float as it made its way down Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Unions and community organizations throughout New York City were represented at the festive parade, as were numerous high school marching bands. Local 79 Business Agent Barrie Smith, one of the organizers of the march, said he …

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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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