THE DEADLINE FOR ALL WORKERS TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SITE SAFETY TRAINING COURSES TO OBTAIN A "FULL SITE SAFETY TRAINING (SST) CARD, HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 TO MARCH 1, 2021! THIS WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TIME FOR WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO COMPLETE THESE COURSES DUE TO CHANGES IN COURSE PROVIDER CAPACITY RESULTING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. YOU MAY OBTAIN THIS TRAINING VIA MASON TENDERS' TRAINING FUND. FIND MTTF ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE HERE: www.mttf.org/online-training-course-schedule/ FIND REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS HERE: www.local79.org/online-training-available/ ** If you have any questions about the classes, call the Mason Tenders' Training Fund at 718-383-6863. All class registrations should [...]
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Attention Local 79 Members:For your safety and security, it is imperative that you always carry proper identification on the jobsite. There are certain contracts in which Local 79 members are required to have a 79 I.D. and a union book present. If you are caught without having proper identification, you can be removed from the jobsite.
Recently you should have received a post card containing information regarding contacting the Funds. While the card lists several ways for you to do this, I would strongly urge you to use email since the Funds' Office is receiving a very large volume of phone calls. Due to the current pandemic and the concern for the health and safety of our staff and members, the Mason Tenders' District Council Trust Funds' Office is currently closed to members. We are still here for you! If you have any questions or need any information you can contact the Funds' Office in one of [...]
Please join members of Local 79 to help with Community Clean Ups When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm Where: Carmine Carro Community Center 3000 Fillmore Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229 Between Madison Pl. & Marine Pkwy Directions: Take the B100 bus heading towards Mill Basin - E. 66th St. Get off at Fillmore Ave. & Marine Pkwy Events kick off at 6:00 pm. Bags, masks and gloves will be provided. For more information contact Mike Vatter at (347) 658-2826 Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. Members can fulfill this requirement by attending this [...]
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 to take all necessary health precautions recommended by the Centers for [...]
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 · Click on the Construction Craft Laborer icon· Choose a language and click launch · Register as a [...]
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.
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) 465-7943. Online Dues payments will be processed so we urge all members to set up online accounts at elocal.local79.org. All [...]
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 NOW For more info contact Anthony Williamson at 646-265-5675Members of Local 79 must [...]
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.