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1908, 2022

Important Changes to the Legal Services Plan Effective September 1, 2022

August 19th, 2022|

The Board of Trustees of the Local 79 Legal Services Plan announce the following changes to the Plan, effective September 1, 2022. The Plan will provide benefits for immigration and naturalization services without an annual cap on hours. The current sixteen (16) hour cap will be removed. In addition to covering proceedings in landlord/tenant court in which the participant is the tenant, the Plan will cover proceedings in landlord/tenant court [...]

2507, 2022

Annual African American Day Parade – Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

July 25th, 2022|

Annual African American Day Parade Sunday, September 18, 2022 Assemble at 10:00 am in Harlem, NYC Local 79 will meet at West 112th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave.) **T-shirts will be handed out during the commencement of the parade. Soul food & beverages will be available at the completion of the parade** For more information contact Tierra Williams (646) 581-1570

2406, 2022

LABORERS LOCAL 79 COMMENDS THE LEGISLATURE FOR A WORKER-FRIENDLY SESSION AND LOOKS TO NEXT YEAR

June 24th, 2022|

Local 79 Focused On Legislation To Address Labor, Economic, and Immigrant Justice This Session Including the Clean Slate Act, NYCHA Preservation Trust, And Excluded Worker Fund   Albany, New York – After six months of advocacy and activism, Laborers Local 79 capped off a strong legislative session in Albany. Following the end of session, Michael Prohaska, Business Manager of Laborers Local 79, issued the subsequent statement: “In January, Local 79 [...]

1805, 2022

Local 79 & Community Park Cleanup Day – Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am

May 18th, 2022|

Volunteers Needed for Flushing Meadows—Corona Park Cleanup Day Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ Flushing Meadows - Corona Park 8:00 am meet-up for breakfast | 9:00 am cleanup begins **Breakfast and lunch will be served** Take the # 7 Train to Mets - Willets Point Station. Walk down the boardwalk and meet at the Passerelle Circle at the entrance to the park. For more information and to register, please call Steve [...]

2903, 2022

REPLACE YOUR SST CARD WITH A CITY-REQUIRED “TRAINING CONNECT” CARD!

March 29th, 2022|

If you are currently holding a valid SST card, the city now requires you to get that card replaced with one of the new “Training Connect” Site Safety Training Cards (see above).  The new cards are available now at the Training Fund facility in Long Island City.  You can get your card replaced Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Do it now and avoid the long lines.  [...]

703, 2022

Laborers’ Union Endorses Excluded No More Legislation to Extend Unemployment Benefits to Immigrant Workers

March 7th, 2022|

New York – Today, Laborers’ Local 79, which represents 10,000 construction workers in New York, announced its support for Excluded No More, state legislation that would set up a new program to provide unemployment compensation to workers, including undocumented immigrant workers, who are currently excluded from the unemployment insurance system. Laborers’ Local 79 made the following statement on the Excluded No More bill: “We’re proud to offer our support for the Excluded No More legislation. [...]

501, 2022

NY Paid Family Leave Benefits Provided by the Fund

January 5th, 2022|

As a reminder, the Mason Tenders’ District Council Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) has been providing New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits to eligible members covered under the Fund since January 1, 2018 (the effective date of the NYPFL requirement). Accordingly, contributing employers do not need to collect, nor should they collect, PFL premiums from collectively-bargained employees who are participants in the Fund. Note that an employee who has contributions [...]

2812, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING VACCINATION

December 28th, 2021|

Due to recently enacted laws requiring vaccination, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that you will be dispatched to a job if you are not fully vaccinated. This is not Local 79’s policy; it is a legal requirement for most contractors and most job sites. Although some of the laws have exceptions for medical disabilities and genuine religious objections, this does not mean you are automatically allowed on a job. If [...]

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