19 01, 2015

Local 79 and Make the Road New York Host Immigration Workshop


On Sunday, January 18, dozens of members of Local 79 attended a workshop at the Queens office of Make the Road New York to become educated about President Obama's recent executive order on immigration and the possible impact of the order on Local 79 members and their families. Make the Road lawyer Alexia Schapira led the workshop, which covered the key provisions of Obama's executive order and gave members a chance to learn more about Make the Road New York and the free immigration- and naturalization related legal services that are provided by Make the Road to eligible members of Local 79. For more information about future workshops to be held [...]

Local 79 and Make the Road New York Host Immigration Workshop2015-01-19T15:37:12-05:00
18 01, 2015

Immigration Workshop


What:  Make the Road New York and Local 79 will present a workshop to discuss how President Obama's recent executive order on immigration may affect members and their families. When:  Sunday, January 18, 1:00 pm Where: Make the Road Office, 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens To register, you must call Juan Mazylmian at: 917-881-5767  

Immigration Workshop2015-01-12T10:21:56-05:00
8 04, 2014

Immigration Forum Draws Hundreds of Members


Hundreds of Local 79 members and their families came to Local 79's Immigration Forum on April 6, 2014. Speakers included LiUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan, Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska, LiUNA Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs Yvette-Pena O'Sullivan, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Joseph Crowley, NY State Senator Jose Peralta, NY State Assemblyman Francisco Moya, and four attorneys from Make the Road New York. Mike Prohaska opened the Forum by thanking Local 79's immigrant members for their contributions to Local 79, to New York City, and to the United States. Terry O'Sullivan followed with a speech in which he talked about the role immigrants played in forming [...]

Immigration Forum Draws Hundreds of Members2014-04-23T16:18:20-04:00
6 04, 2014

Immigration Forum


Doors open at 12:30. Presentations from 2:00-5:00, St. Vartan Church. Presentations and discussion related to the current status of immigration reform, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and rights of documented and undocumented immigrants. Immigration Forum information

Immigration Forum2014-05-14T11:33:31-04:00
5 02, 2014

Immigration Reform Now!: Local 79 Joins Rally in Washington DC


On Tuesday, October 8, four buses filled with Local 79 members and their families arrived in Washington DC to participate in the Camino Americano rally. The rally was organized in support of broad immigration legislation, a top priority of LiUNA  and of Local 79. Included in the legislation, which has already passed the Senate, is a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Several thousand  people from around the country, including a large contingent of Laborers, gathered in the middle of the National Mall to listen to speeches. Following the rally, numerous labor, faith, community and political leaders took part in a [...]

Immigration Reform Now!: Local 79 Joins Rally in Washington DC2014-04-21T15:22:54-04:00
27 01, 2014

Immigration Forum


As many of you know, immigration reform is one of the top priorities of LiUNA. In an effort to provide the membership with information related to immigration and immigration reform, Local 79 is presenting an Immigration Forum at St. Vartan Church on the afternoon of Sunday, April 6th from 2:00-5:00 pm. The forum, which will be presented in Spanish (with simultaneous Spanish-to-English interpretation over headsets) will address  the following topics: LiUNA’s position on immigration issues; the current state of immigration reform legislation in Congress;  issues related to Deferred  Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); rights of undocumented workers;  and immigration services available [...]

Immigration Forum2014-05-02T11:00:56-04:00
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