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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|

Message from Pawel Gruchacz, Deputy Supervisor

Message from Pawel Gruchacz, Deputy Supervisor Message from Pawel Gruchacz, Deputy Supervisor The first thing I want to say to all the members and families of Local 78 – I hope you are well, staying safe and following the necessary guidelines to protect yourself and your family.  To say we are living in a crazy, uncertain time is an understatement. Given the uncertain times, the need to stay separated, and the uncertainty and [...]

2020-09-09T21:09:06+00:00September 9th, 2020|

Asbestos Supervisor Refresher Classes

The Mason Tenders Training Fund (School) is offering ***ONLINE ONLY*** ASBESTOS SUPERVISOR REFRESHER CLASSES (English) 7:30 AM —5 PM on: Tue. July 28 Wed. July 29 Thur. July 30 More info & sign-up details: http://www.mttf.org/online-training-course-schedule/

2020-07-29T13:25:06+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Extension of Asbestos Certification Deadline

Per the New York City Department of Environmental Protection: Any person already certified by the NYC DEP 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 August 31, 2020. No further documentation is necessary to work with an expired card. For more information, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/environment/asbestos-handler-certification-applications.page

2020-07-22T19:56:27+00:00July 1st, 2020|
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