ESSENTIAL ONLINE CLASSES BY THE TRAINING FUND!

ESSENTIAL ONLINE CLASSES BY THE TRAINING FUND!

As the city and the world prepare for returning to work, one thing we can be certain of is there will be a new normal. COVID-19 training has already begun to be required by some of our signatory contractors. We strongly urge every single member of Local 79 to take the COVID-19 – INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRAINING and the ICRA AWARENESS TRAINING for Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA), which are now being offered online through our training fund. When work fully reopens, COVID-19 training may be …

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Business Manager Mike Prohaska writes Op-Ed: Unions are essential during COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Manager Mike Prohaska writes Op-Ed: Unions are essential during COVID-19 Pandemic

Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Daily News about how essential UNIONS are in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read an excerpt below:

“Workers in hospitals, grocery stores, transit, warehouses, construction sites and elsewhere have been rightly deemed essential. But a tale of two cities is playing out before our eyes: The privileged shelter in place, while others put their bodies on the line to provide healthcare, food, housing and infrastructure.

Unfair working conditions have long existed, but coronavirus …

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Online Training Available!

Online Training Available!

A MESSAGE FROM THEMASON TENDERS’ TRAINING FUND:

Live Instructor-Led Online Training Courses Available

As it would be less than responsible under the current
conditions to conduct classes in the conventional manner at the school in Long
Island City, your Training Fund has found a way to provide you with live
Instructor led online training in many of the courses that you and many other
members want and need.  And you can do it from home through a method of distance
learning.

Through the Zoom platform, members can enter a virtual
classroom with a live video view …

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Important Message Regarding New Hardship Distribution Option due to COVID-19

Important Message Regarding New Hardship Distribution Option due to COVID-19

Brothers & Sisters,

As you know, I have been working with the Funds to develop options for you to access your annuity. The Funds work hard to protect and grow your investments.  But I understand that these are difficult times and some of you may need to access these assets, and now you have the ability to do that. The following information outlines the details and deadlines. While I consider this a big and helpful step, I’m still working on other questions and concerns you’ve raised. …

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