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 [...]
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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.
"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 meeting location is in the same building as Local 79's hall - 520 [...]
What: Rally at New Line When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00 pmWhere: 512 7th Ave. New York, NY 10018Why: Construction workers join forces to demand unpaid wages at New Line Structures' headquarters and protest their pattern of hiring irresponsible contractors. New Line Structures is one of many bad construction management companies that puts profits over people! For more info contact Lenny Anselmo at (646) 385-4227 Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. Members can fulfill this requirement by attending this event.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW YORK STATE MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING REGULATIONS!! NYSDOL has made it mandatory for all workers to receive sexual harassment training. The NYS Deadline for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is on October 9, 2019. You can call the Mason Tenders Training Fund at 718-383-6863 to schedule a class or take it online at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/law/sexual-harassment-training.page IMPORTANT: If you complete the training online, you will get a certificate of completion. Once you receive your certificate please bring it to Local 79’s office so your certification can be added to our database.