Where You Can Participate
Mandatory Participation Locations: Monday, October 10, 2022

Joy Construction
1164 River Ave.
Between McClellan St. & E. 167th St.
4/D train to 167th St.
Contact: Freddy Bastone (929) 429-5165

35-15 19th Ave.
Between 37th St. & 19th Ave.
Q101 bus to Steinway St./20th Ave.
Contact: Letoya Washington (347) 920-6919

Innovation Queens
59-15 Roosevelt Ave.
Between 59th St. & 60th St.
7 train to 61st St. – Woodside
Contact: Tierra Williams (646) 581-1570

261 11th Ave.
Between W. 27th St. & W. 28th St.
7 train to 34th St. – Hudson Yards
Contact: Carlos Costano (732) 783-6850

 Naftali Group
1045 Madison Ave.
Between E. 79th St. & E. 80th St.
6 train to 77th St.
Contact: Vito Speziale (732) 402-2210

1485 2nd Ave.
Between E. 77th St. & E. 78th St.
6 train to 77th St.
Contact: Saverio Samarelli (609) 414-0337

160 Water St.
Between John St. & Fletcher St.
2/3/4/5 train to Fulton St.
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 one of the following Local-79 approved activities:

8:00 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.