The New York City District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America is a representative body comprised of eight individual Locals and 25,000 union members. The District Council functions as the voice for thousands of New York City's most dedicated and skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Marine Divers, Core Drillers, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers and Industrial Workers.
The New York City District Council of Carpenters is a fully democratic body. Its leadership is elected by union members and only union members. Every Local is represented in every decision made at the District Council and has a voice in contract negotiations, policy decisions and the overall direction of the union.
Above all else, the District Council is dedicated to guarantee that every worker in our represented trades has rights in the workplace, a fair wage, a healthy family and hope for the future. The construction industry is prone to exploitative and dangerous conditions in the workplace; our efforts are to eliminate those tendencies through strong advocacy and direct action.