75th Annual Columbus Day Parade: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

75th Annual Columbus Day Parade: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Join Local 79 at the 75th Annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 14, 2019
Assemble at 10:30 am
Location: 46th St. between 5th Ave. & Madison Ave. (closer to 5th Ave.)
T-shirts & good old fashion Italian food will be provided.
For more information, contact Lenny Anselmo at (646) 385-4227

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Local 79 Members attend the 2019 Ecuadorian Day Parade

Local 79 Members attend the 2019 Ecuadorian Day Parade

Ecuadorian pride overflowed in the streets of Queens on Sunday, August 4 as hundreds of Local 79 members came together to celebrate their union pride and Ecuadorian culture. Local 79 was well represented as over 300 members and their families took part in the march and the festivities that followed.

    

         

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Sign Petition to Protect Union Apprenticeships!

Sign Petition to Protect Union Apprenticeships!

Union apprenticeships are under attack! We need to stop the federal government from allowing low quality industry apprenticeship programs, called IRAPs, in the construction industry. Click the link and sign the petition to protect LIUNA Apprenticeships!

If you are a journeyworker, click this link to sign the petition: LIUNAMemberComments.org.

If you are an apprentice, click this link to sign the petition:LIUNATrainingComments.org

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Flushing Meadows Park Clean Up

Flushing Meadows Park Clean Up

Over 300 Local 79 members volunteered Sunday morning to help clean Flushing Meadows Park.  After a hard day’s work, a bioswale path was created to prevent flooding, hundreds of trash bags were full and a new field was cleared in the park. Thank you to all members for their continued dedication to community service. 

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Coney Island Walk 2019

Coney Island Walk 2019

Over 700 hundred Local 79 members and their families gathered on a beautiful day to participate in our Coney Island Walk & Family Fun Day that raised money for Tenders Inc. Members gathered near the Parachute Jump and then proceeded to proudly march down the boardwalk to Asser Levy Park. At Asser Levy, Members ate Nathan’s hot dogs, received health screenings, played frisbee, and got a chance to see and talk with their fellow members. In the early afternoon, members departed to take advantage of their …

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Apprentice Graduation with Featured Speaker Jumaane Williams

Apprentice Graduation with Featured Speaker Jumaane Williams

Our April Membership meeting opened with over a hundred apprentices walking down the aisle and shouting in unison “Who are we? Seventy-nine!” to loud cheers and rounds of applause from their Local 79 brothers and sisters. Business Manager Mike Prohaska then led all apprentices in the Oath of Membership with all graduates swearing “to fight for the cause of all working men and women.”

Recently-elected NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was the keynote speaker and highlighting the importance of apprenticeship programs in creating pathways to the …

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Laborers Local 79 at Manhattan West Mega-Development

Laborers Local 79 at Manhattan West Mega-Development

Local 79 members working at the Manhatten West mega-development were visited at lunch by our Executive Board and GNY-LECET representatives. AECOM Tishman serves as the general contractor for this state-of-the-art project.

 

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Pictures from 2018 Jobsite Visits

Pictures from 2018 Jobsite Visits

The Local 79 Executive Board visited jobsites all over the five boroughs in coordination with the Greater New York Laborers-Employers Education & Cooperation Trust. Local 79 members at these sites worked on various projects, including schools, hospitals, malls, public housing, residential towers and office skyscrapers.

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Pictures from Local 79’s Annual Holiday Party

Pictures from 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.

Local 79 members had much to celebrate after another successful year. The hard-work of Local 79 men and women are the reason why 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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Secretary-Treasurer George Zecca Retires

Secretary-Treasurer George Zecca Retires

After many years of service to our union, the retirement of Secretary-Treasurer George Zecca was honored at our January membership meeting. We thank George for all he has done and we wish him well on his retirement after a long career of hard work and dedication.

George began his career thirty-three years ago mixing mortar and worked his way up with a brick company to become a foreman. He joined our Organizing Department in 1999 and then was selected to be a Business Agent one year …

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