MASON TENDERS’ TRAINING
FUND OF NEW YORK

Originally established in 1987 under the name of the Mason Tenders’ District Council Asbestos Training Program, the Fund changed its name in 1995 to the Mason Tenders’ Training Fund.

 Governed by a labor/management Board of Trustees and staffed by a highly professional team of instructors and office personnel, today the Fund is the most robust, well attended, and busiest LIUNA training affiliate in the entire Union.

 We proudly serve the hardworking brothers and sisters of Construction and Building Laborers’ Local 79, Asbestos, Lead, and Hazardous Waste Laborers’ Local 78, and LIUNA Residential Construction and General Service Workers’ Local 10.  Over 15,000 strong, these members are keenly aware of the importance of good training.  They routinely take full advantage of the courses the Fund offers, and regularly return for up-to-date training.

Nowhere in this nation are more classes held, and more members trained in more languages than at the MTTF of NY.  Each year approximately 20,000 students pass through our classrooms to improve their skills, understand safe work practices, and make themselves more valuable to a construction industry desperate for a productive well-trained workforce.

 The MTTF of NY offers over 60 different courses, with most available in the English, Spanish, and Polish languages.   The Fund’s ability to address the needs of a diverse group of student participants is its greatest strength.  It embraces that diversity like no other construction trade training provider in NY City, or anywhere else.

 The Mason Tenders’ Training Fund of NY is the Power to Excel in NY City.

LABORERS’ DUTIES INCLUDE:

Mason Tending

Interior & Total Demolition

Scaffold Erection

Asbestos and Lead Abatement

Deconstruction

Mortar Mixing

Plaster Tending

Oxy-Acetylene Cutting and Burning

Fire Proof Tending

Mold Remediation

Fire Guard

Restoration Work

Temporary Heat

Hazardous Waste and PCB Removal

General Clean-Up

LABORERS’ AT WORK

OUR LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mike Hellstrom
Mike HellstromLabor Co-Chair
LIUNA Eastern Region
John O’Hare
John O’HareManagement Co-Chair
Building Contractors Association
Michael Prohaska
Michael ProhaskaLabor Trustee
Laborers’ Local 79
Pawel Gruchacz
Pawel GruchaczLabor Trustee
Local 78
John J. Virga
John J. VirgaManagement Trustee
Building Contractors Assn.
Nick Grecco
Nick GreccoManagement Trustee
Lendlease Construction
Chaz Rynkiewicz
Chaz RynkiewiczAlternate Trustee
Laborers’ Local 79
David Bolger
David BolgerBusiness Manager Mason Tenders' District Council
Laborers

OUR STAFF

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Dorota Mars
Dorota MarsAdministrator
MTTF Staff 25+ Years
ENGLISH / POLSKI
Timothy Warrington
Timothy WarringtonTraining Director
MTTF Staff 20+ Years

MANAGERS

David Melton
David MeltonAssistant Director
LiUNA! 20+ Years
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
Carolina Rosero
Carolina RoseroOffice Manager / Administrative Coordinator for Apprenticeship
MTTF Staff 10+ Years
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Pawel Augustynowicz
Pawel AugustynowiczInstructor / Environmental Manager
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / POLSKI
LiUNA! LOCAL 78

INSTRUCTORS

Leonardo Costa
Leonardo CostaInstructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / SICILIAN
LiUNA! LOCAL 79 – 30+ YEARS
Christine Culpepper
Christine CulpepperInstructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 79 – 20+ YEARS
Zygmunt “Ziggy” Galazka
Zygmunt “Ziggy” GalazkaInstructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / POLSKi
LiUNA! LOCAL 78
April Rodriguez
April Rodriguez Instructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Esther Dasney
Esther DasneyInstructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / KREYOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Erica Holmberg
Erica HolmbergInstructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Meshach Strachan
Meshach StrachanInstructor
ANSI CERTIFIED
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
LiUNA! LOCAL 79 20+ YEARS
Ruben Florez
Ruben FlorezInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Darwin Samaniego
Darwin SamaniegoInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 78
Robert Czajkowski
Robert CzajkowskiInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / POLSKi / UKRAINIAN
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Jamal Fowler
Jamal FowlerInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Paul Tully
Paul TullyInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
LiUNA! LOCAL 79 – 20+ YEARS
Alejandro Ghietti
Alejandro GhiettiInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 78
Maribel Colon
Maribel ColonInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 79
Brian Taveras
Brian TaverasInstructor
OSHA TRAINER | NYCDOB SST
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
LiUNA! LOCAL 79

OFFICE STAFF

Maria Cordova
Maria CordovaBookkeeper
MTTF Staff 20+ Years
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Anna Bieluch
Anna BieluchAdministrative Assistant Scheduling
MTTF Staff 15+ Years
ENGLISH / POLSKi
Delroy Wilson
Delroy WilsonIT / AV
Monica Restrepo
Monica RestrepoApprenticeship Administrative Assistant
MTTF Staff 20+ Years
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Yasmin Morales
Yasmin MoralesAdministrative Assistant
MTTF Staff 15+ Years
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Emilia Chrostowski
Emilia ChrostowskiAdministrative Assistant
MTTF Staff 15 Years
ENGLISH / POLSKi
Massiel Chanlatte
Massiel ChanlatteAdministrative Assistant
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Maria Corona
Maria CoronaAdministrative Assistant
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Rosa Silva
Rosa SilvaAdministrative Assistant
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL

Apprenticeship Staff

Fabian Derewiecki
Fabian Derewiecki Local 78 Apprenticeship Coordinator
ENGLISH / POLSKi
Wendy Webb
Wendy WebbLocal 79 Apprenticeship Coordinator
LiUNA! 30+ Years
Marta Bereza
Marta BerezaLocal 78 Apprenticeship Assistant
ENGLISH / UKRAINIAN
Nilda Suarez
Nilda SuarezLocal 79 Apprenticeship Assistant
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL

PORTERS

Nelson Llano
Nelson LlanoDay Porter
MTTF Staff 15+ Years
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL
Bernardo Dominguez
Bernardo DominguezNight Porter
MTTF Staff 15+ Years
ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL

OUR AFFILIATES

Mason Tenders’ District Council of Greater New York & Long Island

The Mason Tenders’ District Council of Greater New York and Long Island has emerged as one of the most progressive and aggressive labor organizations in the nation. The over 17,000 members of the Mason Tenders District Council (MTDC) include construction workers, asbestos and hazardous materials handlers, recycling and waste handlers and Catholic high school teachers.

Mason Tenders District Council Political Action Committee

The Mason Tenders’ District Council Political Action Committee is the political arm of the Mason Tenders’ District Council of Greater New York and Long Island. Our mission is to maximize the influence of you, the members, in the highly competitive New York construction market. Without your PAC, it would be exceedingly difficult for the Laborers to get approval for major unionized construction projects, create and pass health & safety regulations, monitor and influence the highly regulated private carting industry and expand the markets for environmental remediation. The MTDCPAC Board is comprised of the Business Managers and officers of General Building Laborers’ Local 66; Asbestos, Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers’ Local 78, Construction & General Building Laborers’ Local 79; and Recycling & General Industrial Laborers’ Local 108. We work in conjunction with all of the other Laborer’s locals statewide as part of LIUNA-NY.

Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Funds

The Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Funds administers the health and welfare, pension, and annuity accounts for all eligible Local 79 and Local 78 workers. Members who have questions regarding the benefits that they are entitled to receive should contact the Funds directly.

Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET)

LECET is a jointly managed trust fund of the Mason Tenders’ District Council and its 1500 signatory contractors. Its mission is to generate business opportunities for union contractors and job opportunities for LiUNA members. 

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