Organizing

The Organizing Department main goal is to organize all workers in the five boroughs who work at the craft that falls within Local 79’s jurisdiction.  The strategies employed by the Organizing Department to achieve this goal vary and include the following: establishing relations in communities through outreach and volunteer work; encouraging developers to use union contractors; helping non-union workers understand the benefits of unionized labor; getting legislation passed that guarantees that projects involving public funds, land, or tax abatements will pay prevailing wage.

Contact Information for the Organizing Department

Chaz Rynkiewicz, Director of Organizing             646-265-5674
chaz@local79.org

John Wund, Asst. Director of Organizing             347-344-7633
jwund@local79.org

Justice Favor, Field Representative                    347-498-4101

Anthony Williamson, Field                                   646-265-5675
Representative

Robert Tiburzi, Field Representative                  347-266-3134
rtiburzi@local79.org

Fax number: 212-465-7998