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.
On Saturday, September 19, Local 79 is sponsoring a Walk For St. Mary's Kids/Coney Island Family Fun Day. The day begins at 10:00 am at West 19th Street and the Boardwalk on Coney Island and includes a walk, food, t-shirts, health screenings, soccer, and admission to Luna Park. All attendees are required to purchase wrist bands, which will be available in advance for $20 each at the Local 79 Hall and the September General Membership Meeting. Wrist bands will also be available on the day of the event for $25 each. All proceeds from wrist band sales will go to St. Mary's. For more [...]
LiUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan, LiUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Ray Pocino, Mason Tenders' District Council Business Manager Bobby Bonanza, Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska, and numerous other union officials and staff were present on Friday, November 7 for the dedication of the Laborers Care Great Room at St Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens. In 2012, Local 79 made a commitment to raise $500,000 for the children of St. Mary’s Hospital. Local 79 had never made a commitment of this magnitude before, but did so because it recognized the indispensable role that St. Mary’s played in the lives of the children and [...]