Business Manager Mike Prohaska Statement on New York’s FY24 Budget!!
Following the passage of New York’s FY24 budget, Mason Tenders and Local 79 Business Manager Michael Prohaska issued the following statement: "Over the last four months our union worked diligently on the FY24 budget and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with community groups, worker justice, and labor organizations on groundbreaking policies. We welcomed proposals like the Housing Compact, New York City community hiring, raising the minimum wage, and more - policies we saw [...]
LiUNA-NY City Council Endorsements!!
Brothers & Sisters: LiUNA-NY early endorsements for the upcoming New York City Council Primary Elections in June can be found at: https://liuna-ny.org/endorsements2023
Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2023!!
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 & 10TH. 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
Changes to the Local 79 Executive Board!!
Following Louis Montalvo's retirement and Bernard Callegari transitioning to a new role at the Eastern Region, some changes to the Local 79 Executive Board were announced at our last general membership meeting: Steve Andujar is filling Louis Montalvo's place as an Executive Board Member, Jason Delgado is filling Bernard Callegari's place as Sargeant-at-Arms, and Mike Vatter is filling the Auditor position vacated by Steve Andujar. Congratulations to Louis and Bernard, [...]
St. Patrick’s Day Parades
Local 79 members celebrated St. Patrick's Day at parades in Throggs Neck and Far Rockaway. "Everywhere we go, people want to know, who we are, so we tell them: We are the union, the mighty mighty union!"
Congratulation to Luis Montalvo on his Retirement
Congratulations to Luis Montalvo on his retirement! Luis has been a LIUNA member for over 40 years. He finished his career serving our union as a Business Agent and Executive Board member. Previously, Luis worked as an organizer for LEROF and with Business Manager Mike Prohaska on the historic campaign to organize the demolition industry in the 1990s. Luis is active in multiple community service and Ecuadorian-American organizations including H.E.A.R.T. [...]
General Membership Meeting Dates for 2023!!
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!
New Leadership Positions for Mike Prohaska and Mike Hellstrom
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 [...]
MEDIA ADVISORY: CM Crystal Hudson, Laborers’ Local 79 Hold Vigil for Construction Worker Killed at 625 Fulton Street in Brooklyn
For Immediate Release Contact: Alejandro Gonzalez, 646-771-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
Local 79 Blanket Distribution!!
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 [...]
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