Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment November 3, 2023 to November 16, 2023 for 200 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. The recruitment for JATC for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79 will be offered online from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 [...]
Children of Local 79 members who are high school seniors can apply online for college scholarships through two different programs. Mason Tenders: https://aim.applyISTS.Net/MasonTenders BCA: https://aim.applyists.net/BCAIAP/ An applicant must first register online to create an account using the above links in order to access the online application. Please pay attention to the registration deadlines for ACT and SAT tests. A complete set of qualification rules, deadlines and instructions for both programs [...]
A record number of members showed up for this year's Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park to celebrate our members' Italian heritage. We thank all the members for continuing to come out to show their union pride in our local communities.
We regret to inform you that, due to unforeseen and adverse weather conditions, the Coney Island Walk & Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023 has been canceled!! The safety and well-being of our members/participants are of paramount importance to us. We understand that this may cause an inconvenience, and we sincerely apologize for any disruptions to your plans. We genuinely appreciate your understanding and cooperation in [...]
Hundreds of Local 79 members joined a crowd of many thousands for the annual African American Day Parade in Harlem. Members gathered at 112th Street where they received distinctive t-shirts and awaited their turn to march alongside the Local 79 float as it made its way down Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Unions and community organizations throughout New York City were represented at the festive parade, as were numerous high school marching [...]
Almost a thousand Local 79 members joined the New York City labor movement to celebrate Labor Day as they marched down Fifth Avenue. Labor Day, which started in the 19th century, celebrated and continues to celebrate unions, which organize and fight hard to ensure that workers can earn just wages, work fair hours, have safe working conditions, and receive other benefits that provide them the opportunity to live dignified lives. [...]
All members that have taken RISE Foundation are invited to sign up for the next level class RISE Builder. This course teaches basic organizing tactics and how to successfully defend against typical anti-union statements. To reserve your spot in the next RISE Builder class on August 10th, call Mike Vatter at 347-658-2826.
Refresher classes must be taken within 12 months of expiration of your SST Training Connect Card or you cannot work and will have to take all training over. Read below for more information: You can now schedule classes on eLocal. For any questions, contact the Mason Tenders Training Fund.
Following the passage of New York’s FY24 budget, Mason Tenders and Local 79 Business Manager Michael Prohaska issued the following statement: "Over the last four months our union worked diligently on the FY24 budget and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with community groups, worker justice, and labor organizations on groundbreaking policies. We welcomed proposals like the Housing Compact, New York City community hiring, raising the minimum wage, and more - policies we saw [...]