April Membership Meeting Cancelled!!

April Membership Meeting Cancelled!!

Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) The membership meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 has been cancelled. Local 79 has been proactive in taking precautions to contain the spread of the coronavirus by avoiding large crowds and close direct contact with other individuals similar to that of our union meetings.

The health
and safety of our members, employees and communities are a top priority, and
our thoughts are with those impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global
pandemic.

We’re encouraging our members …

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A Message from the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund:

A Message from the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund:

Unfortunately, under the requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order, it would seem that the Training Fund is obligated to comply with the 100% staff reduction mandate in the Order, effectively closing the Long Island City facility.

In an effort to assist our participants in receiving training in “Infectious Diseases” we’re happy to direct you to a new LIUNA Training online course by going to: www.liunatraining.org/infectiousdisease

· Click on the link above · Click on the highlighted sentence at the bottom of the paragraph · …

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Update on Local 79’s Apprentice Program

Update on Local 79’s Apprentice Program

Apprenticeship Update:Classes and Interviews are postponed until further notice. Apprentices please contact your coordinators as needed. Applicant’s please pay attention to your emails. Everyone’s patience during this unprecedented and challenging time is greatly appreciated. Any questions please dial (718) 383-6863.

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Office Status Update

Office Status Update

After carefully considering all the factors and the rapidly changing situation in NYC around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Executive Board has decided to close the offices until further notice.

All phones will be forwarded and answered. All Business Agents and Organizers will remain in the field and available as long as job-sites remain open. Arrangements have been made for the office staff to work from home for the time being.

Grievance checks will be processed as expeditiously as possible. Any questions please dial (212) 465-7963.

Online Dues payments will …

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22nd Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Cancelled!!

22nd Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Cancelled!!

Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) The 22nd Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15, 2020 will be cancelled. Local 79 has been proactive in taking precautions to contain the spread of the coronavirus by avoiding large crowds and close direct contact with other individuals.

The health
and safety of our members, employees and communities are a top priority, and
our thoughts are with those impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global
pandemic.

We’re
encouraging our members to take all …

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Rally for Wage Justice!! Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Rally for Wage Justice!! Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Rally for Wage Justice with Laborers Local 79 and the Bronx Brigade!Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020Assembly Time: 4:30 pmWhere: Monsignor Raul Del Valle SquareHunts Point Ave. & E. 163rd StBronx, NY 10459Directions: 6 train to Hunts Point Ave.

Construction workers and our community partners call on the state to raise wages for thousands of underpaid construction workers on publicly funded projects.

Prevailing wages on publicly funded projects mean strong, fair wages for ALL workers. It’s time to think about investing in Bronx workers when we invest in Bronx development.

NEW YORK STATE: PASS PUBLIC WORKS …

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Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

The next date for open recruitment for Local 79’s apprenticeship program is February 14th at 9:00 am Sharp!!  Information about apprenticeship, the requirements, and how the recruitment process is carried out is available through the New York State Department of Labor and through the Local 79 and the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund websites.

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Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2020

Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2020

Re-registration dates for 2020 for all members to maintain their position on Local 79’s Job Referral List:

JANUARY/ENERO3RD, 6TH, 7TH, 8TH, & 9TH

APRIL/ABRIL1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 6TH, & 7TH

JULY/JULIO1ST, 2ND, 7TH, 8TH, & 9TH

OCTOBER/OCTUBRE1ST, 2ND, 5TH , 6TH, & 7TH

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

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2020

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2020

LOCAL 79 MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2020 IS AS FOLLOW:PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

JANUARY 15TH

MARCH 18TH

APRIL 15TH

MAY 20TH

JUNE 17TH

JULY 15TH

SEPTEMBER 16TH

OCTOBER 21ST

NOVEMBER 10TH

DECEMBER 16TH  * MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY *

MEETINGS ARE HELD AT:ST. VARTAN’S CHURCH630 2ND AVE. NEW YORK, NY 10016 (@ 34TH ST.)

*MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 5:00 PM*

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Support Group of Labor Helping Labor!!

Support Group of Labor Helping Labor!!

“When Work Hard, Play Hard – No Longer Works.”YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!Join your fellow brothers & sisters for a Support Group of Labor Helping Labor.

The Recovery Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.This Support Group is part of our Membership Assistance Program.There will be open discussions without judgment about drugs, alcohol and the workplace.

This is an anonymous meeting only for Local 79 members interested in supporting each others’ path to recovery.Food and refreshments will be provided.

The …

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