Retirees

Local 79 appreciates the tremendous sacrifices and contributions of its retired members. The Local 79 Retiree Council, formed in 1996, honors the work of the retirees, helps them stay connected to other retirees and active members, and advocates for better retiree benefits. The Council is comprised of retired and active members elected on a yearly basis. The Retiree Council’s responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining ties to the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • Recommending social and recreational activities
  • Keeping retirees informed of union programs and policies
  • Enlisting support of retirees for political objectives
  • Advocating special needs and problems to the Local
  • Forming committees of special interest

Special Events

Retirees are invited, with a spouse or companion, to come to many special events throughout the year. There is never any cost involved. Dates and details of upcoming events can be found on the events page of the website.

Newsletter

Local 79 also produces a semi-annual newsletter, sent to every active retiree’s home, which includes information about current union activities and issues of interest to the membership. If you wish to read the newsletter online, it is available below.

Winter 2020

Winter 2019

Summer 2019

Winter 2018

Summer 2018

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Fall 2016

Fall 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Winter 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2014

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Committees

Peter Azzarelli
President

Tommy Intravaia
Vice President

Phil Realmuto
Secretary-Treasurer

Marlon Alston
Recording Secretary

Rocco Conenna
Trustee

Sal Pagano
Trustee

Leo Ognibene
Trustee

Filemon Ortiz
Alternate Trustee

Retiree Committee

  • Kenny Robinson
  • Melissa Siciliano
  • Anthony Vita

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