1909, 2023

2023 Bronx Columbus Day Parade

September 19th, 2023|

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.

1809, 2023

Coney Island Walk & Family Fun Day CANCELED!!

September 18th, 2023|

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 [...]

109, 2023

Labor Day Parade 2023

September 1st, 2023|

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. [...]

708, 2023

Sign up for RISE Builder Class!

August 7th, 2023|

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.

405, 2023

Business Manager Mike Prohaska Statement on New York’s FY24 Budget!!

May 4th, 2023|

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 [...]

2703, 2023

Changes to the Local 79 Executive Board!!

March 27th, 2023|

Following Louis Montalvo's retirement and Bernard Callegari transitioning to a new role at the Eastern Region, some changes to the Local 79 Executive Board were announced at our last general membership meeting: Steve Andujar is filling Louis Montalvo's place as an Executive Board Member, Jason Delgado is filling Bernard Callegari's place as Sargeant-at-Arms, and Mike Vatter is filling the Auditor position vacated by Steve Andujar. Congratulations to Louis and Bernard, [...]

1303, 2023

St. Patrick’s Day Parades

March 13th, 2023|

Local 79 members celebrated St. Patrick's Day at parades in Throggs Neck and Far Rockaway. "Everywhere we go, people want to know, who we are, so we tell them: We are the union, the mighty mighty union!"

903, 2023

Congratulation to Luis Montalvo on his Retirement

March 9th, 2023|

Congratulations to Luis Montalvo on his retirement! Luis has been a LIUNA member for over 40 years. He finished his career serving our union as a Business Agent and Executive Board member. Previously, Luis worked as an organizer for LEROF and with Business Manager Mike Prohaska on the historic campaign to organize the demolition industry in the 1990s. Luis is active in multiple community service and Ecuadorian-American organizations including H.E.A.R.T. [...]

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