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1808, 2020

Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Funds Contact Info:

August 18th, 2020|

Recently you should have received a post card containing information regarding contacting the Funds. While the card lists several ways for you to do this, I would strongly urge you to use email since the Funds' Office is receiving a very large volume of phone calls. Due to the current pandemic and the concern for the health and safety of our staff and members, the Mason Tenders' District Council Trust [...]

1801, 2021

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

January 18th, 2021|

Local 79 celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr., who died in Memphis while he was standing in solidarity with striking sanitation workers. We will continue to honor his legacy by uplifting people of all backgrounds into strong and healthy careers in the construction industry.

301, 2021

Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2021

January 3rd, 2021|

Re-registration dates for 2021 for all members to maintain their position on Local 79's Job Referral List: JANUARY/ENERO4TH, 5TH, 6TH, 7TH, & 8TH APRIL/ABRIL1ST, 5TH, 6TH, 7TH, & 8TH JULY/JULIO1ST, 6TH,, 7TH, 8TH, & 9TH OCTOBER/OCTUBRE1ST, 4TH, 5TH , 6TH, & 7TH PLEASE CALL JOB ADMINISTRATION DEPT.212-465-7915, 7918, 7919, or 7969

2312, 2020

LEGAL SERVICES PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

December 23rd, 2020|

LEGAL SERVICES PLAN HIGHLIGHTS For over twenty years, Local 79 has offered eligible members, their dependents, and retirees legal services through the law firm Gorlick, Kravitz & Listhaus, P.C (“GKL”). These legal services include representation in the areas of family and matrimonial law, real estate, tenant housing, bankruptcy, wills, and immigration. Additionally, unless specifically excluded, the attorneys at GKL provide up to two hours consultation on legal issues that are [...]

1012, 2020

A Message About COVID-19 Jobsite Testing

December 10th, 2020|

I am extremely proud of the way our Union family has responded to every challenge this pandemic has brought. Unfortunately winter is bringing us a new wave of Covid-19 infection and all the uncertainty and apprehension that comes with it. The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate may have fallen slightly, but infection rates are still rising in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. I know many of us may be [...]

1411, 2020

Retirement Announcement!!

November 14th, 2020|

Let us all give a big congratulations to Jose Andino on his retirement. Jose is a tried and true Laborer. He has proudly served our union as a Business Agent for the demolition industry. Jose has been an Executive Board member for the last 5 years and previously was our Sergeant-at-Arms from 2012-2015 and before that was a longstanding Auditor for many years. Over the course of three decades, Jose [...]

611, 2020

SST Compliance Deadline Extended to March 1, 2021!

November 6th, 2020|

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL WORKERS TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SITE SAFETY TRAINING COURSES TO OBTAIN A  "FULL SITE SAFETY TRAINING (SST) CARD, HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 TO MARCH 1, 2021! THIS WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TIME FOR WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO COMPLETE THESE COURSES DUE TO CHANGES IN COURSE PROVIDER CAPACITY RESULTING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. YOU MAY OBTAIN THIS TRAINING VIA MASON TENDERS' TRAINING FUND. [...]

3009, 2020

HEART 9/11 Honors Business Manager Mike Prohaska!!

September 30th, 2020|

Business Manager Mike Prohaska was honored at the September fundraiser of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11, an organization made up of union firefighters, policemen and construction workers that volunteer to help those in need of emergency aid response. Hundreds of Local 79 members have been HEART 9/11 volunteers over the years and have gone on countless trips to Haiti, Ecuador, Texas, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, New Orleans and numerous [...]

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