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U.S. Department of Labor Decision

December 17, 2021 Dear Mr. Roldan: Your complaint to the Department of Labor protesting the June 24, 2021 election of officers in LIUNA Local 78 in Long Island City, New York has been investigated pursuant to Sections 402 and 601 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959. Following a review of the investigative findings by this office and the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Civil Rights and Labor-Management, a decision has been [...]

2022-01-20T21:55:18+00:00January 20th, 2022|

End of Year Updates

Dear Brothers and Sisters: As this year comes to a close and we look forward to the coming year, it is our sincere hope that you and your family are safe and healthy and enjoying the holiday season. We wanted to take this opportunity to report to you on some decisions, and actions your Executive Board, and trustees have taken that will be of interest to you. DUES Last year at the height of the [...]

2022-01-03T19:23:21+00:00December 16th, 2021|

Legal Services Plan Modifications

General. This is a Summary of Material Modifications regarding the Local 78 Legal Services Plan Summary Plan Description (the "SPD"). This Summary of Material Modifications supplements the SPD previously provided to you. You should retain this document with your copy of the SPD. Summary Description of Modification. The Board of Trustees of the Local 78 Legal Services Plan announces the following change to the Plan, effective January 1, 2022. 1. The spouse and children of [...]

2022-01-03T19:42:15+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Additional Pension Payment

Dear Pensioner/Beneficiary: On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Mason Tenders' District Council Pension Fund, we are pleased to inform you that an additional benefit check in the amount of $1,100 has been granted to all pensioners and beneficiaries (including surviving spouses) that are in pay status in the month of December 2021. If you receive your monthly pension payment by check, the check is enclosed with this notice. If you receive your [...]

2022-01-03T18:53:59+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Local 78 Executive Board Sworn In

Local 78 elections are now finalized and Pawel Gruchacz and the entire 78 Unity Slate have won. At a packed in-person union meeting on July 27, 2021, in Queens, NY the new officers were sworn in. LiUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond M. Pocino attended the meeting and administered the oath to all new officers. Pawel Gruchacz Business Manager Joel Burgos Secretary-Treasurer Jan Sanislo President Michael Gomez Vice President Fabian Derewiecki Recording Secretary Anstro [...]

2021-08-03T20:31:50+00:00August 3rd, 2021|

In Memorium

In Memorium Since the beginning of this 2020, Local 78 has lost many members.  The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and other causes has seen a spike in the number of deaths.  We want to take this opportunity to remember those members lost and pay our respects.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families during these difficult times. Luis Adriano Claudio Agudo Eliar Centeno Pablo Criollo Patrick Harris Salomon Legarda [...]

2020-09-09T21:12:34+00:00September 9th, 2020|

Local 78 Establishes Retiree Council

Local 78 Establishes Retiree Council In February Local 78 recently marked a new milestone with the establishment of the Local 78 Retiree Council.  The Council will serve as a vehicle to keep the growing number of Local 78 retirees informed and involved in the affairs of the Local.  “We owe our retirees a debt of gratitude that we can never repay,” said deputy supervisor Pawel Gruchacz.  “Those who came before us, built this [...]

2020-09-09T21:11:55+00:00September 9th, 2020|

Mason Tenders District Council Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ECA Regarding Hotel Coronavirus Decontamination

Mason Tenders District Council Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ECA Regarding Hotel Coronavirus Decontamination As the coronavirus spread throughout New York City, the Mason Tenders District Council, negotiated a memorandum of agreement with the Environmental Contractors Association, as it relates to the decontamination of hotels in New York.  The agreement called for a $5.00 per hour increase over the regular wages.  “This agreement recognizes the dangerous work that Local 78 members an engaged [...]

2020-09-09T21:09:43+00:00September 9th, 2020|

Q & A With Sal DiLorenzo

Q & A With Sal DiLorenzo Salvatore J. DiLorenzo is the President and Managing Principal of PAL, a full-service environmental remediation contracting firm specializing in asbestos removal, building decontamination, lead paint abatement, general contracting, structural fireproofing and mold remediation. Sal began his career as a Laborer, working in the environmental/fireproofing trades   Utilizing his first-hand experience in the environmental field, Sal founded PAL in 1993. Under his guidance, the company [...]

2020-09-09T21:09:29+00:00September 9th, 2020|

A Message from Eastern Region Manager Raymond Pocino

A Message from Eastern Region Manager Raymond Pocino Dear Brothers and Sisters, As always, I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about YOUR union.  Global pandemics and industry shutdowns have certainly made our work harder, but we continue to push forward-- even if forward doesn’t come fast enough or advance things far enough to meet our current needs. As an industry and as a Union, we cannot ignore the hardships we all face—the [...]

2020-09-09T21:09:17+00:00September 9th, 2020|
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