July 16th was not an unusual day for members of Local 79. Organizers and members put up a rat on Staten Island and on the second day of the picket line turned the job union, putting members to work. Simultaneously we had over 30 members with Governor Cuomo in the Bronx, supporting his announcement of a 10-Agency Joint Task Force to investigate and focus on worker exploitation, wage, and workplace violations. Local 79 members followed that up in the evening with a rally in the Lower East Side with community groups that supported us in our victorious 421-a campaign. The rally called for more union-built affordable housing for New York City residents.