Local 79 members will receive increases on July 1, 2016. The increases vary and depend on the contract you are working under. If you have a question about which contract you are working under, please speak to the Shop Steward. If the Shop Steward does not know, he or she should speak to the area Business Agent. The wage and benefit increases can be found by clicking here: Rate Increases July 1, 2016-December 31, 2016. There are four categories, and the names of the contracts are listed at the bottom of each category.