Smooth Transition in Change of Trust Funds Director

Smooth Transition in Change of Trust Funds Director

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 in NY Starts for the 1st Time

Early Voting in NY Starts for the 1st Time

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!! Deadline – October 9, 2019

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training!! Deadline – October 9, 2019

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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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: 46th St. between 5th Ave. & Madison Ave. (closer to 5th Ave.)
T-shirts & good old fashion Italian food will be provided.
For more information, contact Lenny Anselmo at (646) 385-4227

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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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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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