New Union Hall has Limited Opening at 131 W 33rd Street, 7th Floor

New Union Hall has Limited Opening at 131 W 33rd Street, 7th Floor

Local 79’s new Class A office space will have a limited opening Monday, January 26th on the 7th floor of 131 W 33rd St. You can come pick up checks from the Grievance department, but dues can be paid online only at elocal.local79.org for now. We will extend the dues deadline to make up for lost days. If you have any questions, you can call 212-465-7979 or call a business agent.

Stay tuned for updates as we plan to have everything fully operational as soon …

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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. Our new Class A space is located at 131 West 33rd St. (7th Fl.)  New York, NY 10001, a short walk from the Trust Funds and is located in close proximity of a central transportation hub …

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Rally for Wage Justice!! Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Rally for Wage Justice!! Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Rally for Wage Justice with Laborers Local 79 and the Bronx Brigade!Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020Assembly Time: 4:30 pmWhere: Monsignor Raul Del Valle SquareHunts Point Ave. & E. 163rd StBronx, NY 10459Directions: 6 train to Hunts Point Ave.

Construction workers and our community partners call on the state to raise wages for thousands of underpaid construction workers on publicly funded projects.

Prevailing wages on publicly funded projects mean strong, fair wages for ALL workers. It’s time to think about investing in Bronx workers when we invest in Bronx development.

NEW YORK STATE: PASS PUBLIC WORKS …

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Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

The next date for open recruitment for Local 79’s apprenticeship program is February 14th at 9:00 am Sharp!!  Information about apprenticeship, the requirements, and how the recruitment process is carried out is available through the New York State Department of Labor and through the Local 79 and the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund websites.

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Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2020

Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2020

Re-registration dates for 2020 for all members to maintain their position on Local 79’s Job Referral List:

JANUARY/ENERO3RD, 6TH, 7TH, 8TH, & 9TH

APRIL/ABRIL1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 6TH, & 7TH

JULY/JULIO1ST, 2ND, 7TH, 8TH, & 9TH

OCTOBER/OCTUBRE1ST, 2ND, 5TH , 6TH, & 7TH

PLEASE CALL JOB ADMINISTRATION DEPT.212-465-7915, 7918, 7919, or 7969

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2020

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2020

LOCAL 79 MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES FOR 2020 IS AS FOLLOW:PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

JANUARY 15TH

MARCH 18TH

APRIL 15TH

MAY 20TH

JUNE 17TH

JULY 15TH

SEPTEMBER 16TH

OCTOBER 21ST

NOVEMBER 10TH

DECEMBER 16TH  * MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY *

MEETINGS ARE HELD AT:ST. VARTAN’S CHURCH630 2ND AVE. NEW YORK, NY 10016 (@ 34TH ST.)

*MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 5:00 PM*

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Support Group of Labor Helping Labor!!

Support Group of Labor Helping Labor!!

“When Work Hard, Play Hard – No Longer Works.”YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!Join your fellow brothers & sisters for a Support Group of Labor Helping Labor.

The Recovery Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.This Support Group is part of our Membership Assistance Program.There will be open discussions without judgment about drugs, alcohol and the workplace.

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

The …

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Rally at New Line Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Rally at New Line Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 4:00 pm

What: Rally at New Line When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00 pmWhere: 512 7th Ave. New York, NY 10018Why: Construction workers join forces to demand unpaid wages at New Line Structures’ headquarters and protest their pattern of hiring irresponsible contractors. New Line Structures is one of many bad construction management companies that puts profits over people!

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Smooth Transition for New Director of Mason Tenders Trust Funds

Smooth Transition for New Director of Mason Tenders Trust Funds

Local 79 would like to thank new Trust Funds Director Anna Gutsin for the great work she has done so far. A licensed actuary, Anna brings decades of financial experience to the Mason Tenders and previously was the Pension Director at 1199 SEIU. We would also like to thank former Trust Funds Director John Virga for ensuring a smooth transition. The trustees are confident that Anna will continue John’s legacy of safe and proactive leadership.

Pictured above is new Director Anna Gutsin with labor trustees …

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Early Voting Starts for the 1st Time in New York

Early Voting Starts for the 1st Time in New York

A message from Business Manager Mike Prohaska:

I encourage each and every one of you to go out and vote in this current election cycle. Visit www.VoteEarlyNY.org and select your county to find your early voting site, which is likely to be different than your normal voting location. This weekend early voting sites will be open from 10 am – 4 pm.

Even if there is not a competitive race in your district, this election is still important to demonstrate the political power of our union. Politicians can …

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Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training!!

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training!!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW YORK STATE MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING REGULATIONS!!

NYSDOL has made it mandatory for all workers to receive sexual harassment training. The NYS Deadline for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is on October 9, 2019. You can call the Mason Tenders Training Fund at 718-383-6863 to schedule a class or take it online at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/law/sexual-harassment-training.page

IMPORTANT: If you complete the training online, you will get a certificate of completion. Once you receive your certificate please bring it …

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