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One Day's Service each year to the Union is mandatory. Members can participate in a variety of activities, including walking a picket line, attending a rally or meeting, taking part in a political action campaign, or a civic project with the Union. You can find Member Participation events on the Union Calendar on this website.
Pickets- Local 79 members can make the Union strong by participating in pickets and job actions. These activities let all non-union contractors know that Local 79 is watching and help guarantee union jobs.
Phone Banking- Local 79 members phone bank their union brothers and sisters to generate participation in pickets and political actions. Phone Bank are held every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at 520 8th Ave., 6th Floor.
Political Action- Politicians need to know that union members are active and they vote. Members can participate in Political Action phone banking, local political meetings and other activities.
For more information about political involvement call:
Community Activism- Members who are involved with community groups can let them know that the union represents their members. Common ground with community groups lets all New Yorkers know that Local 79 is a voice for working people.
VOICE (Volunteer Organizing in Construction Empowerment) Class- Many Local 79 union members participate in the VOICE Training Class. VOICE not only educates members on the history and economics of the construction industry but also helps them understand some of the tactics we use and why.
VOICE II- A more advance VOICE training that focuses more on ongoing active community campaigns.
For more info on how to get involved call 212-465-7956
Here is a list of current picket line locations.Members are encouraged come out to the line to support our Brothers and Sisters who are fighting for fair wages and to demonstrate against contractors that deny fair wages to their employees.