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1901, 2023

Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, February 10, 2023 at 9:00 am

January 19th, 2023|

Local 79 Apprenticeship Recruitment The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment February 10, 2023 through February 27, 2023 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 [...]

112, 2022

Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2023!!

December 1st, 2022|

Re-registration dates for 2023 for all members to maintain their position on Local 79’s Job Referral List: JANUARY/ENERO 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, 6TH, & 9TH APRIL/ABRIL 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, 6TH, & 7TH JULY/JULIO 3RD, 5TH, 6TH, 7TH, & 10TH OCTOBER/OCTUBRE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH PLEASE CALL JOB ADMINISTRATION DEPT. 212-465-7915, 7918, 7919, or 7969

112, 2022

General Membership Meeting Dates for 2023!!

December 1st, 2022|

LOCAL 79 MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2023 IS AS FOLLOW: PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JANUARY 18TH MARCH 22ND APRIL 19TH MAY 17TH JUNE 21ST JULY 19TH SEPTEMBER 20TH OCTOBER 18TH NOVEMBER 15TH DECEMBER 13TH   *MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 5:00 PM* MEETINGS ARE HELD AT: ST. VARTANS CATHEDRAL 630 2ND AVE. NEW YORK, NY  10016 Share This Story!

1711, 2022

New Leadership Positions for Mike Prohaska and Mike Hellstrom

November 17th, 2022|

Congratulations to Mike Prohaska and Mike Hellstrom on their new positions of leadership! Mike Prohaska will be assuming the position of Business Manager of the Mason Tenders District Council, in addition to his current role as Local 79 Business Manager. Mike Hellstrom will lead the Eastern Region as Regional Manager, and LIUNA Vice President. Both are labor leaders with a strong track record of fighting for the interests of unionized [...]

1111, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: CM Crystal Hudson, Laborers’ Local 79 Hold Vigil for Construction Worker Killed at 625 Fulton Street in Brooklyn

November 11th, 2022|

For Immediate Release Contact: Alejandro Gonzalez, 646-771-2363, algonzalez@council.nyc.gov Dan Morris, 917-952-8920   November 3, 2022 (Brooklyn, NY): Today at 4:30 p.m., NYC Council Member Crystal Hudson, Laborers’ Local 79, and community members will hold a candlelight vigil for a construction worker who was killed yesterday at Rabsky Group’s construction site at 625 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The construction worker at this nonunion construction site fatally fell during the installation of a [...]

611, 2022

Local 79 Blanket Distribution!!

November 6th, 2022|

On behalf of the Local 79 Executive Board, this year’s blanket giveaway will be from 8am – 4:30pm on Monday - Friday. All members in good standing are encouraged to come to pick up from the Union Hall located at 131 W. 33rd St. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Please bring a valid I.D. and or your union book. We have a ton of blankets so please have patience [...]

1310, 2022

Announcement of New Retiree Council

October 13th, 2022|

Local 79 is excited to announce our new Retiree Council. Together they represent centuries of experience and commitment to the labor movement. Our union is strong because our predecessors' legacy and we promise to continue to fight for justice for nyc construction workers. We thank them all for their unselfish dedication to our Local and look forward to the forthcoming initiatives of the Local 79 Retiree Council.

2109, 2022

Local 79 Volunteer Opportunities in Puerto Rico!!

September 21st, 2022|

Volunteer opportunities in Puerto Rico!! If anyone is interested in volunteering to go to Puerto Rico to assist in rebuilding communities throughout, please contact Tafadar at (646) 670-7020 or via email at tsourov@local79.org Local 79 volunteers make a difference!! Respond * Rebuild  * Recover  

1908, 2022

Important Changes to the Legal Services Plan Effective September 1, 2022

August 19th, 2022|

The Board of Trustees of the Local 79 Legal Services Plan announce the following changes to the Plan, effective September 1, 2022. The Plan will provide benefits for immigration and naturalization services without an annual cap on hours. The current sixteen (16) hour cap will be removed. In addition to covering proceedings in landlord/tenant court in which the participant is the tenant, the Plan will cover proceedings in landlord/tenant court [...]

2507, 2022

Annual African American Day Parade – Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

July 25th, 2022|

Annual African American Day Parade Sunday, September 18, 2022 Assemble at 10:00 am in Harlem, NYC Local 79 will meet at West 112th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave.) **T-shirts will be handed out during the commencement of the parade. Soul food & beverages will be available at the completion of the parade** For more information contact Tierra Williams (646) 581-1570

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