10 09, 2015

Local 79 Members Show Solidarity as Fast Food Workers Win the Fight for $15

2015-09-11T09:48:45-04:00

Dozens of Local 79 members and members of other LiUNA locals joined members of other New York City unions on September 10 to hear Governor Cuomo announce that the state Labor Department has approved the recommendations of a wage board to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour. About 180,000 workers will be impacted by this increase, which will be phased in. Governor Cuomo also announced that he is asking the New York State legislature to increase the minimum wage for all workers to $15 an hour. Cuomo was joined on the stage by labor leaders and [...]

Local 79 Members Show Solidarity as Fast Food Workers Win the Fight for $152015-09-11T09:48:45-04:00
15 04, 2015

No Need for Alarms This Morning: Local 79 is in the House!

2015-04-15T13:38:22-04:00

The “Fight for $15” got an early, boisterous start at 6:00 am on Wednesday, April 15, when Local 79 members joined hundreds of construction workers and low-wage workers in Brooklyn to rally for higher wages for low wage workers and union protection. Protestors marched through the streets of Brooklyn, stopping at McDonald’s and at a job site of JDS, a notorious non-union developer.  After the rally, Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska said that the “Fight for $15” is “at its core, about social and economic justice for all workers throughout this country.  Local 79 is committed to fight for workers [...]

No Need for Alarms This Morning: Local 79 is in the House!2015-04-15T13:38:22-04:00
6 04, 2015

Local 79 Supports “Fight for $15” and Union Jobs

2015-04-06T15:28:32-04:00

On Saturday morning, April 4, Local 79 members joined other members of the building trades, fast food, home healthcare, and airport workers, and community activists to demand that low wage workers be given a living wage of $15 an hour and unions to bargain for them and protect their rights. The rally began in front of the home of Michael Stern, a non-union developer who plans to build an 80-story tower at 111 W. 57th Street without using union labor. The marchers then made their way down to a nearby McDonald's franchise. The protest was in advance of a mass national protest and strike to [...]

Local 79 Supports “Fight for $15” and Union Jobs2015-04-06T15:28:32-04:00
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