Local 79, Local Activism!


On the evening of Wednesday, May 28, over 200 people, nearly half of them Queens–based members of Local 79, filled the Insulators Local 12 Hall for a rally in Long Island City, Queens. The Build Up New York City (BUNYC)-sponsored event was held to mobilize community members to ensure that the Astoria Cove Project, a project that includes three tall waterfront towers and two inland towers, will be built union. The developer, Alma Realty, is seeking to rezone the property and BUNYC is demanding that the rezoning language includes guarantees that the proposed project will be responsibly built. Local 79 wants [...]