Local 79 members will receive increases on July 1, 2016. The increases vary and depend on the contract you are working under. If you have a question about which contract you are working under, please speak to the Shop Steward. If the Shop Steward does not know, he or she should speak to the area Business Agent. The wage and benefit increases can be found by clicking here: Rate Increases July 1, 2016-December 31, 2016. There are four categories, and the names of the contracts are listed at the bottom of each category.
What: Mass for construction workers killed and injured on the job in 2015 and early 2016 When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Time: 2:45 Hardhat procession into St Patrick's 3:00 Memorial Mass Where: St. Patrick's Cathedral
All Local 79 members and their families are cordially invited to join with Building and Construction Trades union officials, members, and management at a memorial mass for construction workers killed and injured on job sites in 2015 and early 2016. Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Time: 2:45: Hardhat Procession into St. Patrick’s; 3:00 pm Memorial Service Place: St. Patrick's Cathedral (51st and 5th Avenue) PLEASE WEAR YOUR HARDHAT After the Memorial Mass, there will be a march to the headquarters of Macklowe Properties, a non-union developer.
What: Join fellow Local 79 members as they march in the largest such parade in the country! Food and beverages following the parade. When: Gather at 11:30 am; parade starts at 1:00 pm Where: 113th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue
Over 500 Local 79 members went to Coney Island on the morning of September 19 to participate in a Walk for St. Mary's Kids, which raised over $10,000 for St. Mary's Hospital. Members gathered near the Parachute Jump and then proceeded to proudly march down the boardwalk to Asser Levy Park. At Asser Levy, members were greeted by a mobile Nathan's hot dog truck and the NY State Laborers' Health and Safety Bus. Members ate, received health screenings, played soccer and frisbee, and got a chance to see and talk with their fellow members. In the early afternoon, members departed to take advantage of [...]
When: Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 am Where: Walk begins at 19th Street and Boardwalk, Coney Island For more information, click here.
Ecuadorian pride overflowed in the streets of Queens on Sunday, August 2nd as thousands of people marched in the annual Ecuadorian Day Parade. Local 79 was well represented as over 300 members and their families took part in the march and the festivities that followed. "This is a day that our members look forward to every year," said Local 79 Business Agent Luis Montalvo. "The Ecuadorian community is such a vital part of the fabric of New York City, and this spirited parade is a great way to celebrate its contributions."
All Local 79 members in good standing are encouraged to come and pick up a free specially designed hammer and hammer holder from Local 79's Dues Department (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. ) The hammers have Local 79 wood-burned into their handles and the leather hammer holders have Local 79's logo embossed on them. .
A number of members are already active in their Community Boards and Local 79 is very appreciative of their volunteer efforts. For those of you who are not currently involved with your Community Board, Local 79 wants to see the number of members at Community Board meetings grow. Eventually, the Local would like to have a membership presence at all 59 community boards throughout the city. Why is it important to have members present at Community Board meetings? The central reason is that Community Board participation by our members can result in more jobs. How can attendance at Community Board meetings result in jobs [...]
Hundreds of members of Local 79 joined thousands of parade-goers at the Annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 21. The parade, which filled Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard from 110th Street to 137th Street, was a joyful, celebratory event, with a variety of marching bands from many states, labor unions, community groups, and public officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio. Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska joined other prominent figures such as Representative Charles Rangel and ex -Mayor David Dinkins as one of the parade's Grand Marshals. "I was so happy to see so many of our proud members at this great event," said Barrie Smith a business agent for Local 79 [...]