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VIDEO: Local 78 Charitable Corp First Annual Gala

https://vimeo.com/728916419 In 2021, Local 78 created the non-profit "Local 78 Charitable Corp." The charity's purpose and mission is to provide support to Local 78 members and families when they need it the most. On May 6, 2022, the Charitable Corp held its First Annual Gala, honoring Paul O'Brien, a founder of Pinnacle Environmental Corporation, and Robert Bonanza, the former Business Manager of the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York.

2022-07-11T17:46:05+00:00July 11th, 2022|

Local 78 Stands In Solidarity With Ukraine • Місцевий 78 солідарний з Україною

Brothers and Sisters: For many of our friends, family, and loved ones living in Ukraine, the terror of war has upended their lives. Families are separated, homes and businesses are shuttered or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have become refugees overnight. Whatever your politics, the conflict in Ukraine has reminded us all of a sad truth: war is hell. And as the war continues to rage and intensify across Ukraine, the situation on [...]

2022-03-02T21:51:36+00:00March 2nd, 2022|

Final Decision of LIUNA Special Hearings Panel Regarding Election Protest at Local Union 78

Brothers and Sisters: On September 17, we received the final decision from the LIUNA Special Hearings Panel regarding the Election Protest at Local 78. The decision was reviewed and approved by the General President in accordance with the International Union Constitution, Article VIII, §2 (a-vii). The entire decision can be read by CLICKING HERE or by clicking on the thumbnail below. A brief summary of the decision follows: "Following a July 27, 2021 notice, a [...]

2021-09-21T21:22:58+00:00September 21st, 2021|

Join Us at the Annual Labor Mass & Banner Procession Sept. 8

Brothers and Sisters, please join us this Wednesday, September 8 at St. Patrick's Cathedral for the annual Labor Mass and Banner Procession. The banner procession will begin promptly at 3:30 PM The Labor Mass will begin promptly at 4 PM. For more information, call 212-604-9552. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating the dignity of the worker together.

2021-09-02T21:33:37+00:00September 2nd, 2021|

Local 78 June 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are continuing to hold our monthly membership meetings virtually. Our June 29, 2021 regular membership meeting will be held virtually via Zoom video conferencing, beginning at 5 PM. In accordance with LIUNA by-laws, we must confirm that all meeting participants are members in good standing with the Local. ⚠️ ALL MEMBERS WISHING TO ATTEND THE MEETING MUST REGISTER BY 3 PM ON JUN. 29. Registrations submitted after 3 [...]

2021-06-26T21:09:11+00:00June 26th, 2021|

Local 78 Stands with Staten Island DA McMahon

The Mason Tenders District Council Political Action Committee (MTDC PAC) and Local 78 stand together with Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon.

2021-06-09T14:37:52+00:00June 9th, 2021|

May 2021 Dues Payment Extension

⚠️ ATTENTION Local 78 Members:   Due to Memorial Day observances, our May 2021 dues payment deadline will be EXTENDED until Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

2021-05-20T21:13:21+00:00May 20th, 2021|

Legal Services Benefit Information

The following video explains—in English, Polish, Spanish and Russian—the details of a new benefit being offered to Local 78 Members. Local 78 New Member Benefit from The Laborers Union on Vimeo. English Transcript: Business Manager Gruchacz: "Brothers and sisters, I hope you are well and staying safe as we continue to navigate to this challenging times. I want to talk to you about a new benefit that Local 78 is establishing for its members. "There [...]

2021-03-23T17:27:04+00:00March 13th, 2021|

Local 78 Hiring Hall Rules & Referral Form

Brothers and Sisters: Please find below links to our Local 78 Hiring Hall Rules and Out of Work List (OWL) Referral Form. Both the Hiring Hall Rules and the Out of Work Referrals are effective as of March 1, 2021. Members are kindly asked to download and read the hiring hall rules, in their entirety; and to download, fill out and return the OWL Referral Form, with copies of all applicable licenses, as soon as [...]

2022-01-03T17:11:19+00:00February 26th, 2021|

Local 78 COVID-19 Office Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Local 78, Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, it is our ethical responsibility to limit in-person visits to the office. For necessary visits please, make an appointment via phone 212-227-4803 for Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. All payments are done via phone or your E-Local account. Limit of 4 people in the lobby Thank you for understanding and stay safe! Queridos hermanos y hermanas del Local 78, Debido al brote [...]

2021-02-13T19:56:00+00:00February 13th, 2021|
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