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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Mike Prohaska Honored to be NY State Laborer Trustee

Mike Prohaska Honored to be NY State Laborer Trustee

Local 79 is proud to announce that Business Manager Mike Prohaska has been asked to be a trustee of the New York State Laborers’ Health & Safety, PAC and LECET funds.

During the March general membership meeting, Prohaska said that “This appointment is a great honor and privilege. Truly, it is a testament to the standing of Local 79 throughout the state.”

Prohaska is already a trustee of the Welfare, Annuity, Pension and Training Funds for the Mason Tenders District Council. Prohaska plans to continue to focus …

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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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Retiree Outing: Tropicana Casino Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 8am

Retiree Outing: Tropicana Casino Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 8am

Buses Depart @ 8am
For additional information and to reserve, please contact Melissa Siciliano at (212) 465-7976

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African-American Day Parade 2016

African-American Day Parade 2016

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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Local 79 Apprenticeship Recruitment: August 19th, 2016

Local 79 Apprenticeship Recruitment: August 19th, 2016

The next date for open recruitment for Local 79’s apprenticeship program is Friday, August 19th, 2016 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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