Volunteers Needed for Flushing Meadows—Corona Park Cleanup Day Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ Flushing Meadows - Corona Park 8:00 am meet-up for breakfast | 9:00 am cleanup begins **Breakfast and lunch will be served** Take the # 7 Train to Mets - Willets Point Station. Walk down the boardwalk and meet at the Passerelle Circle at the entrance to the park. For more information and to register, please call Steve [...]
Due to recently enacted laws requiring vaccination, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that you will be dispatched to a job if you are not fully vaccinated. This is not Local 79’s policy; it is a legal requirement for most contractors and most job sites. Although some of the laws have exceptions for medical disabilities and genuine religious objections, this does not mean you are automatically allowed on a job. If [...]
If you are currently holding a valid SST card, the city now requires you to get that card replaced with one of the new “Training Connect” Site Safety Training Cards (see above). The new cards are available now at the Training Fund facility in Long Island City. You can get your card replaced Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Do it now and avoid the long lines. [...]
Jeff Rae2022-02-01T17:18:25-05:00January 5th, 2022|
As a reminder, the Mason Tenders’ District Council Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) has been providing New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits to eligible members covered under the Fund since January 1, 2018 (the effective date of the NYPFL requirement). Accordingly, contributing employers do not need to collect, nor should they collect, PFL premiums from collectively-bargained employees who are participants in the Fund. Note that an employee who has contributions [...]
In order to address any rumors and misinformation out there, here is the truth concerning the 2021 Local 79 Officer Election: • Local 79 had its Officer Election in June, overseen by Local 79’s Judges of Election and conducted by the American Arbitration Association. • On June 22nd the American Arbitration Association and the Judges of Election certified the results that Business Manager Mike Prohaska of the Clean Slate received [...]
Currently, we have sizes SMALL available. All members in good standing are encouraged to come during office hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to pick up a Jacket from the Union Hall located at 131 W. 33rd St. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Please bring a valid I.D. and or your union book.
Thanks to the organizing of Laborers Fight Back activists, the Body Shop Bill was passed by the NYC Council by a vote of 40 to 2. This groundbreaking legislation will regulate unscrupulous contractors that take advantage of formerly incarcerated construction workers. Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska said, "With proper enforcement, this law will empower formerly incarcerated New Yorkers, help remove barriers to workplace organizing on non-union construction sites, and [...]
Brothers & Sisters, Last night the House passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill which paves the way for hundreds of thousands of good UNION JOBS! THANK YOU to LIUNA members, this VICTORY could not have happened without your support and activism. WE DID IT!