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Appointment of Interim Laborers’ Local 78 Deputy Supervisor

MEMORANDUM To:           All Members of Laborers’ Local 78 From:      Raymond M. Pocino Vice President and Eastern Region Manager Copy:      Laborers’ Local 78 Executive Board Subject:  Appointment of Interim Laborers’ Local 78 Deputy Supervisor Date:       November 24, 2020   As most of you have probably heard, Deputy Supervisor Pawel Gruchacz has been stricken with COVID-19 and will be out on sick leave for a [...]

2020-11-25T14:29:00+00:00November 25th, 2020|

Local 78 Office Hours Change

🚨 ATTENTION MEMBERS:   Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in NYC we are making the following changes to our office hours in an effort to keep everyone safe, while still conducting our regular union business.   Beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, the Local 78 offices will be open for in-person business Monday-Wednesday-Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 212-227-4803 to schedule an appointment.   ⚠️ WE WILL TURN AWAY UNSCHEDULED WALK-INS. [...]

2020-11-13T23:07:49+00:00November 13th, 2020|

Welfare Fund Eligibility Assistance for Active Participants

🚨 IMPORTANT BENEFIT FUND UPDATE 🚨 Local 78 Brothers and Sisters: Due to the COVID-19 work reduction this past spring, the Mason Tenders' District Council Welfare Fund is offering a one-time, up to 300 hours work credit—SOLELY for 2021 health coverage eligibility—to currently covered members. Under this temporary rule, Local 78 members who are currently covered by the Fund but do not meet the eligibility requirement of 1,000 hours of work for health coverage in [...]

2020-10-21T21:22:54+00:00October 21st, 2020|

Scaffold Cards Must Be Renewed By Nov. 9

NYC Members—per the New York City Department of Buildings:   🚨 ALL SCAFFOLD CARDS MUST BE RENEWED BY NOVEMBER 9, 2020. 🚨 The Mason Tenders Training Fund has Scaffold User, Scaffold Builder & Suspended Scaffold classes available. A Spanish Lead EPA refresher class is also available Wednesday, October 21.   You can find the full class schedule at the link http://www.mttf.org/online-training-course-schedule/

2020-10-16T21:25:28+00:00October 16th, 2020|

Local 78 Supervision Achievements Report

Dear Sisters and Brothers! This year is unlike any other for all of us for many reasons. The coronavirus pandemic has hit this country hard. The world that we knew had to change and so we, as the Local, had to change. Since the large gatherings were not possible due to New York State and City Executive Orders, we were unable to conduct Membership Meetings and properly inform you on current activities of the Local. [...]

2020-09-14T21:56:33+00:00September 14th, 2020|

NJ Wage & Benefit Increase As Of September 1, 2020

📢 ATTENTION NJ MEMBERS: 📢 As of September 1, 2020, the following wage and fringe benefit increases go into effect for members performing work for the Environmental Contractors Association (ECA): WAGE RATE INCREASES TO $32.98/hr ANNUITY FUND CONTRIBUTION INCREASES TO $2.15/hr

2020-09-11T16:10:12+00:00September 11th, 2020|

Wage & Benefit Increase Beginning September 7, 2020

📢 ATTENTION MEMBERS: 📢 Beginning September 7, 2020, the following wage and fringe benefit increases go into effect for members performing work for the Environmental Contractors Association (ECA): WAGE RATE INCREASES TO $38.05/hr ANNUITY FUND CONTRIBUTION INCREASES TO $4.00/hr

2020-09-04T03:17:10+00:00September 4th, 2020|

NYC Asbestos Certification Deadline Extended to October 31

⚠️ DEADLINE EXTENDED! ⚠️ ATTENTION NYC Certified Asbestos Handlers Per the NYC DEP: Any person already certified by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to engage in Asbestos Handling (certified asbestos handlers, restricted handlers, handler-supervisors, and investigators) whose certification hard card expired on March 15, 2020 or later, may continue to work using their existing cards until October 31, 2020. No further documentation is necessary to work with an expired hard card. For [...]

2020-08-29T20:19:17+00:00August 29th, 2020|

SST Training Deadline Extended to March 1, 2021

🚨 ATTENTION NYC MEMBERS 🚨: The deadline to complete the required Site Safety Training courses to obtain a "Full Site Safety Training" (SST) card has been extended from September 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021. This deadline extension will provide additional time for members who have been unable to complete these courses due to changes in course provider capacity stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. You can obtain this training via the Mason Tenders' Training Fund [...]

2020-09-08T18:38:47+00:00August 28th, 2020|

The 2021 Mason Tenders’ Scholarship Program

The 2021 Mason Tenders' Scholarship Program Sponsored by the Mason Tenders' Training Fund 42-53 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 THE PROGRAM: The Mason Tenders’ Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund. Its purpose is to encourage and assist the children of Mason Tenders’ to pursue their goals – to strive to be their best through advanced education. The Scholarship awards are $3,000.00 a year for a maximum of four years. [...]

2020-08-20T21:05:37+00:00August 20th, 2020|
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