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1008, 2020

Community Clean Ups – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

August 10th, 2020|

Please join members of Local 79 to help with Community Clean Ups When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm Where: Carmine Carro Community Center 3000 Fillmore Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229 Between Madison Pl. & Marine Pkwy Directions: Take the B100 bus heading towards Mill Basin - E. 66th St. Get off at Fillmore Ave. & Marine Pkwy Events kick off at 6:00 pm. Bags, masks and gloves will be [...]

508, 2020

SST Training Deadline is September 1st!

August 5th, 2020|

ALL MEMBERS WITH A LIMITED SST CARD MUST COMPLETE THE ADDITIONAL 10 HOURS OF SST TRAINING BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 OR YOU CANNOT WORK!! FIND MTTF ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE HERE: www.mttf.org/online-training-course-schedule/ FIND REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS HERE: www.local79.org/online-training-available/ ** If you have any questions about the classes, call the Mason Tenders Training Fund at 718-383-6863. All class registrations should be done by email. 

2707, 2020

A Message of Union Solidarity Against Racism

July 27th, 2020|

Our union is built on one fundamental truth, when we stand in solidarity with each other we build power for everyone.  The history of our movement has been plagued with places where solidarity failed because working class people allowed themselves to be divided by race, by gender, or by immigration status.  The strength of Local 79 is dependent on each of us choosing solidarity in our words and in our [...]

2007, 2020

Trust Funds Contact Info

July 20th, 2020|

The Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Funds administers the health and welfare, pension, and annuity accounts for all eligible Local 79 and Local 78 workers. Local 79 members who have questions regarding the benefits that they are entitled to receive should contact the Funds directly at 212-452-9700. If you have made multiple attempts to contact the Trust funds and are experiencing issues with getting through to personnel, please contact [...]

1907, 2020

LiUNA Mourns the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

July 19th, 2020|

Statement from LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan: Today, with the passing of Congressman John Lewis, we have lost an icon, a legend and an American hero whose actions created an irreversible tide for justice that continues to seek higher ground to this day. Congressman Lewis was the very definition of courage, tenacity, and integrity. When he stood with a new generation of fighters for civil rights and voting rights [...]

107, 2020

Lavon Chambers, GNY-LECET Assistant Director & Local 79 Member, Retires

July 1st, 2020|

Today I am announcing the retirement of a good friend, a true laborer and a deeply respected voice in our Local. Lavon Chambers has been a mentor to many members and his lifelong community leadership has helped our union grow stronger and more united. He was co-founder of Pathways 2 Apprenticeship an initiative to combat the injustices faced by formerly incarcerated individuals who were being exploited by nonunion companies [...]

3006, 2020

New 3 Year Agreements!

June 30th, 2020|

We are extremely pleased to announce that today we have signed new 3 year agreements with CAGNY, Total Demolition contractors association (DCA), The Cement League & The Plasterers Spray Fire Proofing Association.  Details will be a made available in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact your area Business Agent. ** Update on July 1st ** There has been much misinformation circulating regarding the CAGNY contract. [...]

2906, 2020

Contractor Agreements for Independence Day Holiday!

June 29th, 2020|

Independence Day Holiday Observance / Friday, July 3, 2020 Independence Day falls on Saturday, July 4, 2020 this year. Listed below are the PLA’s, Trade Agreements and/or the Contractor Associations that have agreed to observe Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd, in accordance with the City of New York. All hours worked by Mason Tenders during Friday, July 3rd, on job sites bound to the above-mentioned Trade Agreements, shall be [...]

1806, 2020

Regular Hiring Hall Rules to be Re-implemented on July 1st

June 18th, 2020|

Due to the reopening of NYC construction, regular hiring hall rules will now be in effect starting July 1st. Re-Registration will be on July 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9. Please be advised that re-registration this quarter will be over the phone only. There will be no in-person or online re-registration for the hiring hall list. In addition, starting July 1st the job refusal rule will be re-implemented. Any member [...]

706, 2020

NYC Department of Buildings Announces Phase 1 Reopening for Non-Essential Projects

June 7th, 2020|

The NYC Department of Buildings has announced that New York City will now enter Phase 1 of reopening and construction work on non-essential projects starting this Monday. The health and safety of our members continues to be the top priority of Local 79.  The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work.  While the COVID-19 public health emergency persists, the State has created guidelines for construction work to safely continue.  We encourage [...]

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