9/11 Heroes Receive Funding

9/11 Heroes Receive Funding

In our current age of political gridlock, many common-sense issues are passed over at the wayside. One would think that quick consensus could be reached about the health and well-being of 9/11 First Responders. Yet, still the reauthorization of the Victim Compensation Fund was stonewalled this summer. Republican Senator Rand Paul filibustered the Senate even after Luis Alvarez, an NYPD detective, died in June – one of more than 2,000 first-responders at Ground Zero that have died of an illness related to the attack. …

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African American Day Parade: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

African American Day Parade: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

African American Day Parade
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Assemble at 11:00 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 at the beginning of the parade.
Soul food and beverages will be available at the completion of the parade**

For more information contact:
Barrie Smith (646) 628-2890
Anthony Williamson (646) 265-5675
Ebubedike Banks (646) 265-6406

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75th Annual Columbus Day Parade: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

75th Annual Columbus Day Parade: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Join Local 79 at the 75th  Annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 14, 2019
Assemble at 10:30 am
Location: TBD
T-shirts & food will be provided.
For more information, contact Lenny Anselmo at (646) 385-4227

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Local 79’s Office is Moving!!

Local 79’s Office is Moving!!

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

 Our union is approaching another important milestone – the official opening of our very own office space. We all thank Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth Brancaccio and his entire team for the work they have put into designing our new union hall and vetting bids from different signatory contractors. The current tenant is moving out in September and we plan to move in after construction is finished. Our new Class A space will be a short walk from the Trust Funds and is located in …

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Local 79 Members attend the 2019 Ecuadorian Day Parade

Local 79 Members attend the 2019 Ecuadorian Day Parade

Ecuadorian pride overflowed in the streets of Queens on Sunday, August 4 as hundreds of Local 79 members came together to celebrate their union pride and Ecuadorian culture. Local 79 was well represented as over 300 members and their families took part in the march and the festivities that followed.

    

         

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Notice of Death: Timothy G. Campbell

Notice of Death: Timothy G. Campbell

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Timothy Campbell. Timmy had been a valued member of our local since 1983 and served as a Business Agent for over a decade. Timmy will be missed. Please keep the Campbell family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 from 2-5pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on …

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Sign Petition to Protect Union Apprenticeships!

Sign Petition to Protect Union Apprenticeships!

Union apprenticeships are under attack! We need to stop the federal government from allowing low quality industry apprenticeship programs, called IRAPs, in the construction industry. Click the link and sign the petition to protect LIUNA Apprenticeships!

If you are a journeyworker, click this link to sign the petition: LIUNAMemberComments.org.

If you are an apprentice, click this link to sign the petition:LIUNATrainingComments.org

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Local 79’s Membership Assistance Program Recovery Support Group!!

Local 79’s Membership Assistance Program Recovery Support Group!!

As part of Local 79’s Membership Assistance Program, the Recovery Support Group will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, call Bernard at 646-265-7762. 

This is an anonymous meeting only for Local 79 members interested in supporting each others’ path to recovery. Food and refreshments will be provided.

 

 

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Annual Labor Day Parade 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Annual Labor Day Parade 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Annual Labor Day Parade 2019 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Assemble at 10:00 am)

Local 79 will be meeting on 45th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave.
Food, beverages & t-shirts will be provided!
For more information, contact Mike Vatter (347) 658-2826

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Flushing Meadows Park Clean Up

Flushing Meadows Park Clean Up

Over 300 Local 79 members volunteered Sunday morning to help clean Flushing Meadows Park.  After a hard day’s work, a bioswale path was created to prevent flooding, hundreds of trash bags were full and a new field was cleared in the park. Thank you to all members for their continued dedication to community service. 

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