2807, 2021

Annual Ecuadorian Day Parade 2021 – Sunday, August 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am

July 28th, 2021|

ANNUAL ECUADORIAN DAY PARADE!! SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2021 @ 9:30 AM ASSEMBLE AT: 69TH ST. & NORTHERN BLVD. - QUEENS, NY FOOD, BEVERAGES & T-SHIRTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BEFORE THE PARADE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT LUIS MONTALVO (609) 462-6290 Local 79 members must complete a mandatory participation day each year. Members can meet this requirement by attending this event.  

1807, 2021

Local 79 Apprentice Recruitment – Friday, July 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

July 18th, 2021|

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment from July 23, 2021 through August 5, 2021 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 a.m., Monday through [...]

2406, 2021

Local 79 Election Results: Big Win for Mike Prohaska and The Clean Slate

June 24th, 2021|

Ballots for the Local 79 elections are now finalized. In a huge victory, Mike Prohaska of The Clean Slate defeated Joe Cestaro for the position of Business Manager by a margin of 72% to 28%. In addition, all other members of The Clean Slate were elected to their respective positions on the Executive Board: President: John Norbury, Vice President: Chaz Rynkiewicz, Secretary-Treasurer: Anthony Vita, Recording Secretary: Wendy Webb, Sergeant-at-arms: Bernard [...]

1706, 2021

Juneteenth Rally!! Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

June 17th, 2021|

Brothers & Sisters Join with Union Members, Community, and Elected Officials for a Juneteenth Rally!! When: Friday, June 18, 2021 Time: 11:30 am Location: 4101 White Plains Road (Bronx, NY) Between E. 229th St. & E. 230th St. Directions: 2/5 train to 233rd St. For more information, contact Anthony Williamson at 646-265-5675 or Barrie Smith at 646-628-2890 Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. [...]

1406, 2021


June 14th, 2021|

A MESSAGE ON THE 2021 ELECTIONS FROM LOCAL 79 BUSINESS MANAGER & PAC TREASURER MIKE PROHASKA Brothers and Sisters, I don’t have to tell you that the last year and a half have been an unprecedented time of uncertainty for the construction industry, and by extension Local 79. As we’re dealing with all these changes, we can’t forget that some things stay the same. Today I’m communicating with you regarding [...]

1006, 2021

Rally Alert!! Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

June 10th, 2021|

Rally Alert!! #TAKEITBACK RALLY TO FIGHT WAGE THEFT When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 4:00 pm Where: 261 11th Ave. (Between W. 27th St. & W. 28th St.) Directions: 7 train to 34th St. - Hudson Yards For more information, contact Jason Delgado (646) 455-9331 Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. Members can fulfill this requirement by attending this event.  

906, 2021

General Membership Meeting – Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm via Zoom Webinar!!

June 9th, 2021|

Our upcoming Membership Meeting on Wednesday, July 21st will be conducted as a Zoom webinar. In order to attend, each member in good standing will be sent an email with an individualized invitation. If you currently do not have an email on file with Local 79, visit: to update your email address by Sunday, July 18th at midnight so you can receive the link for our May meeting. For any questions, call Angela at 212-465-7912. [...]

406, 2021

Rally Alert!! Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm!!

June 4th, 2021|

Rally Alert for our very own Rebecca Lamorte for City Council District 5! Volunteer to help elect a Labor Candidate! When: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm Where: Carl Schurz Park – 86th Street & East End Ave. Directions: 4/5/6/Q/W train to 86th St. For more information contact: Freddy Bastone at (347) 398-7934   Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year. Members can [...]

2705, 2021

Jobsite Memorial – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

May 27th, 2021|

JOBSITE MEMORIAL Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Event: Jobsite Memorial for death of construction workers. Place: 20 Bruckner Blvd. - Bronx, NY between Lincoln Ave. & Alexander Ave. Time: 12:00 pm Directions: 6 train to 3rd Ave. – 138th St. or 4/5 train to 138th St. - Grand Concourse For More Information Contact Anthony Williamson (646) 265-5675 Please join Local 79 at our ceremony commemorating our brothers and sisters who have [...]

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