Local 79 Construction & General Laborers

Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79, which serves the five boroughs of New York City, was created in 1996 through the consolidation of ten smaller Laborers’ Locals. Local 79 currently has over 9,000 active and retired members and is the largest Laborers’ Local in North America. Local 79’s scope of work includes:

  • Mason Tending
  • Interior & Total Demolition
  • General Conditions
  • Plasterer Tending
  • Mortar Mixing (For Bricklayers)
  • Fire Watch
  • Fireproofing
  • Fireproofing Mixing
  • Scaffolding (Hanging & Pipe)
  • Restoration Work
  • Temporary Heat
  • Flagging
  • Punchlist

Local 79 is a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA).

Visit the Local 79 web site.