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Participation Locations Cancelled Until Further Notice:                                                                                                  

Mandatory Participation Locations will be cancelled until further notice. 

In response to the ongoing State and County efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19) and to protect the health and safety of the members we serve, effective March 16, 2020, all daily actions will be cancelled until further notice. Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our members, employees and communities. As part of that commitment, we are actively monitoring the current situation and will continue to keep you abreast of new developments. Continue to check our website for updates.

Members of Local 79 must complete one day of mandatory participation each year.
Members can fulfill this requirement in any of the following ways:
Spend a day at a participation location
Attend five participation locations at lunchtime.
Take part in one of the following Local-79 approved activities:

A political action
A civic project with other Local 79 volunteers
A special rally

7:00 am is the typical start time (unless otherwise stated) for all participation locations. Retirees are required to complete 4 hours and          Journeyman are required to complete 6 hours to be eligible for a stipend. Rallies are not paid events but attendees will receive participation credit.        To receive full participation credit, you must sign in/out.

Participation Location Hotline: 212-465-7957

In addition to these activities, we encourage members to do the following:

Take the RISE (Regional Initiatives for Strategic Education) Foundation course. This class educates members about the history and economics of the construction industry, union organizing, and helps them in understanding some of the tactics Local 79 employs. Sign up by calling: 347-658-2826

Take the second level RISE Builder course, a more advanced course in community organizing, at the Training Fund. Sign up by calling: 347-658-2826

Participate in Political Action phone banking, local political meetings, and other activities. For more information, call: 212-452-9500.

For more information about ways in which you can get involved and for general questions, call 212-465-7956.