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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|

Letter from Deputy Supervisor Gruchacz

Local 78 Asbestos, Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers Union 11-17 43rd Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 Tel: (212) 227-4803 Fax: (212 406-1800 June 29, 2020 Dear Brother Collaguazo: I write in response to your resignation letter dated February 25, 2020 but not emailed until June 22, 2020. In your letter, you suggest that the reason you are resigning is because I and the Local 78 Executive Board will not allow you to do your [...]

2020-07-22T16:20:01+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Important Message Addressing Rates on COVID-19 Projects

This is to clarify the rumors regarding higher rates on COVID-19 projects spread in our industry: Local 78 has signed an agreement with Environmental Contractors Association (ECA) regarding COVID-19 clean ups on hotels in the City. This agreement is intended for use only on the buildings owned by Hotel Association. The rate on those projects would be $5 higher than regular rate. Unfortunately, at this moment, there is no actual work being performed. [...]

2020-07-29T13:56:10+00:00June 2nd, 2020|
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