General membership meeting at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, 5:00 pm
General Membership Meeting at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, 5:00 pm
Local 79's annual holiday party, which for the first year was held at Terrace on the Park in Queens, drew 1100 members, a significant increase from the 750 members at the 2013 party. With beautiful 360 degree views of New York City, Terrace on the Park proved to be a perfect venue for the party. The festive atmosphere was filled with camaraderie, good food, music, and prizes. Most importantly, it provided an opportunity to thank Local 79 members for all they do, and to wish them a happy and healthy holiday season.
On January 1, 2015, a major change in Local 79 healthcare eligibility rules will go into effect. Members have received or will soon receive a letter from the Funds describing the change, which will enlarge the pool of Local 79 members who are eligible for healthcare benefits and significantly increase the length of their coverage. At the same time, the change ushers in a in-depth examination of Local 79’s healthcare plan, which will attempt to align Local 79’s plan with national efforts to focus on preventive care and reduction of overall healthcare costs. Click here to watch Local 79 Business Manager Mike [...]