2406, 2021

Local 79 Election Results: Big Win for Mike Prohaska and The Clean Slate

June 24th, 2021|

Ballots for the Local 79 elections are now finalized. In a huge victory, Mike Prohaska of The Clean Slate defeated Joe Cestaro for the position of Business Manager by a margin of 72% to 28%. In addition, all other members of The Clean Slate were elected to their respective positions on the Executive Board: President: John Norbury, Vice President: Chaz Rynkiewicz, Secretary-Treasurer: Anthony Vita, Recording Secretary: Wendy Webb, Sergeant-at-arms: Bernard [...]

1305, 2021

Local 79 Jacket Distribution – Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 13th, 2021|

Local 79 jackets distribution will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays  from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm!! Currently, we have sizes Small - 2X available. All members in good standing are encouraged to come during the announced days and times to pick up a Jacket from the Union Hall located at 131 W. 33rd St. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Some [...]

1503, 2021

Online Training Instructions & Schedule!!

March 15th, 2021|

Through the Zoom platform, members can enter a virtual classroom with a live video view of their Instructor and other class participants, interact with them, ask questions, and more. In effect, you are in the classroom. And, you can use your home computer, iPad or other tablet, or even your cellphone! All of these devices work with Zoom. All class registration will be done via email NO TELEPHONE REGISTRATIONS Do [...]

2907, 2021

Contractor Agreements for Holidays!!

July 29th, 2021|

The following is a list of holiday contract agreements.  Click on the “Contract Schedule” link below to view. “Contract Schedule” Note: For the PLA’s not listed here, please contact your area B.A. or the District Council.

1807, 2021

Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, July 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

July 18th, 2021|

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment from July 23, 2021 through August 5, 2021 for 200 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. The recruitment for JATC for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79 will be offered online from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through [...]

1706, 2021

Juneteenth Rally!! Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

June 17th, 2021|

Brothers & Sisters Join with Union Members, Community, and Elected Officials for a Juneteenth Rally!! When: Friday, June 18, 2021 Time: 11:30 am Location: 4101 White Plains Road (Bronx, NY) Between E. 229th St. & E. 230th St. Directions: 2/5 train to 233rd St. For more information, contact Anthony Williamson at 646-265-5675 or Barrie Smith at 646-628-2890 Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. [...]

1406, 2021


June 14th, 2021|

A MESSAGE ON THE 2021 ELECTIONS FROM LOCAL 79 BUSINESS MANAGER & PAC TREASURER MIKE PROHASKA Brothers and Sisters, I don’t have to tell you that the last year and a half have been an unprecedented time of uncertainty for the construction industry, and by extension Local 79. As we’re dealing with all these changes, we can’t forget that some things stay the same. Today I’m communicating with you regarding [...]

1006, 2021

Rally Alert!! Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

June 10th, 2021|

Rally Alert!! #TAKEITBACK RALLY TO FIGHT WAGE THEFT When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 4:00 pm Where: 261 11th Ave. (Between W. 27th St. & W. 28th St.) Directions: 7 train to 34th St. - Hudson Yards For more information, contact Jason Delgado (646) 455-9331 Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. Members can fulfill this requirement by attending this event.  

906, 2021

General Membership Meeting – Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm via Zoom Webinar!!

June 9th, 2021|

Our upcoming Membership Meeting on Wednesday, July 21st will be conducted as a Zoom webinar. In order to attend, each member in good standing will be sent an email with an individualized invitation. If you currently do not have an email on file with Local 79, visit: to update your email address by Sunday, July 18th at midnight so you can receive the link for our May meeting. For any questions, call Angela at 212-465-7912. [...]

406, 2021

Rally Alert!! Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm!!

June 4th, 2021|

Rally Alert for our very own Rebecca Lamorte for City Council District 5! Volunteer to help elect a Labor Candidate! When: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm Where: Carl Schurz Park – 86th Street & East End Ave. Directions: 4/5/6/Q/W train to 86th St. For more information contact: Freddy Bastone at (347) 398-7934   Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. Members can [...]

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