The New York Coalition Against Wage Theft, of which Local 79 is a founding member, held a press conference and rally on November 17, 2015 to publicize the publication of the first major report on New York wage theft since 2009. Local 79 members were joined by other Coalition members--Local 78, Local 108, Local 1010, LECET, Make the Road New York, RWDSU, UFCW 1500, CPD, Labor -Religion Coalition, and other community and faith-based groups--to rally in front of a New York Insulation Inc.worksite to highlight the company’s long record of labor violations. They then went across the street, where they heard impassioned speeches from workers who had [...]
The New York Times published a letter on September 9, 2014 from Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska about wage theft. The letter was written in response to a front-page article that detailed efforts to bring an end to wage theft throughout the country. Local 79 is part of the New York Coalition to End Wage Theft, a broad-based coalition of groups that have united to bring an end to employers stealing workers' wages. For more information about the New York Coalition to End Wage Theft, click here.