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 [...]
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.
LOCAL 79 MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2021 IS AS FOLLOW:PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JANUARY 20TH MARCH 17TH APRIL 21ST MAY 19TH JUNE 16TH JULY 21ST SEPTEMBER 15TH OCTOBER 20TH NOVEMBER 17TH DECEMBER 15TH *MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 5:00 PM*
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]