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1204, 2021

New Additions and Positions Announced for Local 79 Retiree Council

April 12th, 2021|

Local 79 is excited to announce changes to our Retiree Council. Phil Realmuto, a Golden Year member, who is currently the council's Secretary-Treasurer will now serve as President. James Hegarty, former Business Agent, Sgt-at-Arms and delegate to the Mason Tenders District Council will serve as the new Secretary-Treasurer. Juan Mazylmian who was the Spanish speaking in-house business agent for many years before his retirement will now serve as the Council's [...]

904, 2021

Local 79 Jacket Distribution: Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 am – 12:00 pm!!

April 9th, 2021|

Due to the overwhelming demand of Local 79 jackets last weekend, there will be a limited supply available for this Saturday’s distribution. Local 79 jackets will be distributed on Saturday, April 17, 2021 between the hours of 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. All members in good standing are encouraged to come during the announced times and pick up a Jacket from the Union Hall located at 131 W. 33rd St. [...]

1503, 2021

Hiring Hall – Site Safety Training (SST) Update!!

March 15th, 2021|

Please be advised that the hiring hall is not permitted to refer to work any laborer who does not possess a valid SST Card. The union will be permitting applicants on the out of work list who do not possess SST cards to maintain their position on the list until the end of March 2021.  However, beginning with the re-registration period in the first week of April (and thereafter) no [...]

1302, 2018

Make Sure Your Address Is Up to Date!

February 13th, 2018|

All Local 79 members are reminded to check that the Local has your correct address and contact information. Otherwise, you may miss notifications about important updates. If you have any questions about your status, please contact the Dues Department at (212) 465-7908, 7911, or 7962.

3103, 2021

Helpline Available for Members Experiencing Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence

March 31st, 2021|

Local 79 would like to end Women's History Month on a somber note, in memory of our sister Kimberly Grant, who posthumously is Local 79's Women of the Year. In her honor, Local 79 has launched a program along with the Local 79 Women’s Committee to provide assistance to members experiencing Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. This new service for members creates a direct line from our members to the [...]

1603, 2021

Retiree Information for COVID-19 Vaccination

March 16th, 2021|

It has come to my attention that some Local 79 retirees have been reaching out for assistance in scheduling an appointment for their Covid-19 vaccine. Appointments can be made through these numbers: NYC vaccine hotline, 1-877-829-4692 NYS vaccine hotline, 1-833-697-4829 NJ vaccine hotline, 855-568-0545 If you are having a hard time getting an appointment through using these numbers you can call Melissa Siciliano at 212-465-7976 and the Local will work [...]

1403, 2021

A Message about George Floyd and Racial Justice

March 14th, 2021|

A union is based on the simple premise that when working people raise their voices together, the power they have is transformative. As a Union it is our core purpose to fight any force that separates workers from joining together to create that power. Individual workers are vulnerable to the indignities heaped upon them by powerful employers, when we organize, we transform ourselves into a powerful and cohesive force to [...]

103, 2021

General Membership Meeting – Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 5pm – Via Zoom Webinar

March 1st, 2021|

Our upcoming Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 17th 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: www.local79.org/email to update your email address by Sunday, March 14th at midnight so you can receive the link for our March meeting. For any questions, call Angela at 212-465-7912. [...]

402, 2021

IMPORTANT!! TIME IS RUNNING OUT – GET YOUR REQUIRED SST TRAINING!! THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2021!

February 4th, 2021|

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL WORKERS TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SITE SAFETY TRAINING COURSES TO OBTAIN A  "FULL SITE SAFETY TRAINING" (SST) CARD, IS MARCH 1, 2021! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!! GET YOUR REQUIRED SST TRAINING. REGISTER FOR CLASSES NOW!! YOU MAY OBTAIN THIS TRAINING VIA MASON TENDERS' TRAINING FUND. 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 [...]

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