18 09, 2015

Local 79 Sets Up Wage Theft Line at Museum of the City of New York


On September 17, Local 79 members lined up behind yellow hazard tape emblazoned with “Wage Theft” and passed out leaflets about wage theft to participants attending a symposium about affordable housing . The symposium was linked to the opening of a new exhibition at the museum entitled “Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy.” Local 79 members had good cause to be there: a number of the sponsors of the exhibition—Lettire Construction, Mountco Construction & Development Projects, to name two—are bad, non-union contractors. Millions of dollars have been stolen from workers on Lettire and Mountco affordable housing projects.These contractors regularly work on affordable [...]

Local 79 Sets Up Wage Theft Line at Museum of the City of New York2015-09-18T10:56:19-04:00
2 05, 2014

May Day Rally Draws Huge Crowd


Hundreds of Local 79 members joined well over a thousand workers from various unions to celebrate May Day 2014 with a rally near New York City Hall. Under beautiful sunny skies, labor leaders and politicians spoke about the ongoing struggles faced by working people in New York City. Many spoke of the continuing struggles of working people in an economy that has increasingly seen the largest share of income go to the 1%. At the same time, many speakers voiced  optimism that the climate in New York City for working people and unions has changed due to the election of a new mayor. Local 79's Business Manager Mike Prohaska delivered a [...]

May Day Rally Draws Huge Crowd2014-05-06T09:37:25-04:00
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