Mandatory Participation Locations: Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Hudson Co. (Laborers Rising) ** 9am Start Time**
975 Nostrand Ave
Between Montgomery St & Empire Blvd
2/5 train to Sterling Street
Contact: Alvaro Gonzalez (347) 344-8577



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 a Local-79 approved action, event or community-service

7:00 am is the typical start time (unless otherwise stated) for all participation locations.

Retirees are required to complete 4 hours and Journeyworkers are required to complete 6 hours to be eligible for a stipend. (Journeyworkers can receive a stipend up to 17 times per year). 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 Mike Vatter at 347-658-2826

Take the second level RISE Builder course, a more advanced course in community organizing. Sign up by calling Mike Vatter at 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 212-465-7912.