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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|

Message from Deputy Supervisor Gruchacz

Brothers and Sisters: In order to stop the spread of misinformation, please read the attached document from the Mason Tenders’ District Council Welfare Fund stating where we currently stand with regard to Welfare eligibility hours. There have been no new changes since March. The text of the letter has been reprinted below and can be viewed HERE. *** IMPORTANT UPDATED NOTICE To:       Fund Participants who are Members of Asbestos, Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers Local 78 From:  [...]

2020-07-22T16:15:34+00:00May 15th, 2020|

Message from Deputy Supervisor Gruchacz

Brothers and Sisters of Local 78: I hope you and your families are all 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. We have all experienced great challenges in our lives—the days following 9-11 often come to mind. But today we are facing challenges different than anything we have faced before. The coronavirus pandemic has [...]

2020-07-29T14:00:44+00:00May 1st, 2020|

Message from the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund

Mason Tenders’ Training Fund Live Instructor Led Online Training Courses As it would be less than responsible under the current conditions to conduct classes in the conventional manner at the school in Long Island City, your Training Fund has found a way to provide you with live Instructor led online training in many of the courses that you and many other members want and need.  And you can do it from home through a method of distance learning. Through the [...]

2022-01-03T17:47:34+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Message from the Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Funds

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING NEW HARDSHIP DISTRIBUTION OPTION DUE TO COVID-19 The Board of Trustees has adopted a new Annuity Fund hardship withdrawal option to assist participants during this difficult time while they face unforeseen financial consequences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this option, an active (non-retired) participant may apply for a one-time withdrawal of $10,000 from their account (or their entire account balance, if the balance is less than $10,000). Eligible participants may [...]

2020-07-22T18:31:47+00:00March 20th, 2020|
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