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Local 78 Virtual January Membership Meeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters: I hope this finds you happy, healthy and settled into the new year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 didn’t end just because 2020 did. Therefore, until further notice, we will be holding our monthly membership meetings virtually. Our January 26, 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. [...]

2021-01-22T21:58:15+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Site Safety Training (SST) Update

Beginning March 1, 2021, all New York City construction workers will be required to have a Site Safety Training (SST) card to continue to work. Put simply, SST=Work. There are various ways that you can earn your SST card between now and March 1, as laid out on the NYC.gov SST card page— https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/safety/sst-worker-information.page —but the easiest way to do so is to utilize Option 1: Take a 30-Hour OSHA class; Take an 8-Hour Fall [...]

2021-01-07T03:38:38+00:00December 11th, 2020|

Executive Board Dues Changes and Holiday Wishes

Local 78 Asbestos, Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers Union 11-17 43rd Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 December 7, 2020   Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Executive board has enacted the following two changes with respect to dues: Apprentice Dues: Given the pandemic’s particularly hard impact upon the number of apprentices and the desire to increase apprenticeship membership, the monthly dues for all apprentice members is reduced to $20 per month. This reduction is effective [...]

2020-12-10T00:18:49+00:00December 10th, 2020|

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|
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