NY Paid Family Leave Benefits Provided by the Fund
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 [...]
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING VACCINATION
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 [...]
Out-of-Work List Re-registration Dates for 2022
Re-registration dates for 2022 for all members to maintain their position on Local 79's Job Referral List: JANUARY/ENERO3RD , 4TH, 5TH, 6TH, 7TH, & 10TH APRIL/ABRIL1ST, 4TH, 5TH, 6TH, & 7TH JULY/JULIO1ST, 5TH, 6TH , 7TH, & 8TH OCTOBER/OCTUBRE3RD, 4TH, 5TH , 6TH, & 7TH PLEASE CALL JOB ADMINISTRATION DEPT.212-465-7915, 7918, 7919, or 7969
Final Election Protest Decisions from LiUNA & Department of Labor: Mike Prohaska and the entire Clean Slate are victorious again!!
In order to address any rumors and misinformation out there, here is the truth concerning the 2021 Local 79 Officer Election: • Local 79 had its Officer Election in June, overseen by Local 79’s Judges of Election and conducted by the American Arbitration Association. • On June 22nd the American Arbitration Association and the Judges of Election certified the results that Business Manager Mike Prohaska of the Clean Slate received [...]
Local 79 Jacket Distribution!!
Currently, we have sizes SMALL available. All members in good standing are encouraged to come during office hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to pick up a Jacket from the Union Hall located at 131 W. 33rd St. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Please bring a valid I.D. and or your union book.
Body Shop Bill Passes in NYC Council
Thanks to the organizing of Laborers Fight Back activists, the Body Shop Bill was passed by the NYC Council by a vote of 40 to 2. This groundbreaking legislation will regulate unscrupulous contractors that take advantage of formerly incarcerated construction workers. Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska said, "With proper enforcement, this law will empower formerly incarcerated New Yorkers, help remove barriers to workplace organizing on non-union construction sites, and [...]
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passed!!
Brothers & Sisters, Last night the House passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill which paves the way for hundreds of thousands of good UNION JOBS! THANK YOU to LIUNA members, this VICTORY could not have happened without your support and activism. WE DID IT!
Monthly Membership Meeting – Wednesday, November 17th – Virtual Zoom Webinar
Our November Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 17th at 5:00 pm and will be available online via a Zoom webinar link sent by email.
HIRING HALL UPDATE – COVID Vaccination Option
HIRING HALL UPDATE Some buildings and jobsites have begun to require our signatory contractors to have a vaccinated workforce. To be called for these jobs by the Hiring Hall, members should update their job referral form by checking the covid vaccination option. The form can be filled out by coming to the office or visiting the eLocal portal on our website if you have access.
Laborers Fight Back Rally!!
Rally Alert!! Monday, August 23rd at 4:00 pm 610 Exterior Street on River Avenue side b/w 149th & 150th St. 2/4/5 train to 149 Street - Grand Concourse Contact: Anthony Williamson (646) 265-5675 Come join your brothers and sisters as we rally to support good jobs in our community! Good jobs prevent violence and keep our communities safe. #LABORERSFIGHTBACK Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation [...]
We’re Fighting for the Future of New York City Construction