Archive for December, 2017

Happy Holidays from the NYCDCC

Brothers and Sisters, Despite the many ups and downs we’ve been through in 2017, we take time to celebrate our accomplishments throughout this year and to relax with our families and loved ones. From helping rebuild Puerto Rico to the passage of Intro 1447, we have had a great year of both charity and political […] Read More…

NYCDCC Officer Election Results

On January 3, 2018 the Independent Monitor/Election Supervisor, Glenn McGorty, certified the election and notified the US Southern District Court and the US Dept of Justice that the election was certified. The results from the American Arbitration Association’s tabulation for the NYCDCC Officer Election are as follows:   Executive Secretary Treasurer: Joseph Geiger, Local 1556, […] Read More…

Updated Notice Regarding OWL Procedures Under the 45 Day Pilot Program

After significant membership input, the District Council implemented an Out of Work List 45-Day Pilot Program on October 15, 2017. The intent is to give individuals on the OWL the opportunity to work at least nine weeks or to have at least three referrals/opportunities to do so. If the individual registered with the OWL accrues […] Read More…

2018 Student Labor Journalism Award Scholarship Available

2018 Student Labor Journalism Award The New York Metro labor Communications Council is offering two $500 prizes for work by student journalists on the theme of “New Forms of Solidarity”. Application Deadline: April 2, 2018 Please include your name and the school you are attending. Students do not need to be journalism majors. For more […] Read More…

157 Holiday Meeting – Thursday, December 14 at 4PM

  The Local 157 December Holiday Meeting and Toy Drive will be held Thursday, December 14th, 4PM at 395 Hudson Street in the CTC Common Room on the 2nd Floor.   We will be collecting toys to give to local children in need as well as those affected by Hurrican Irma in Puerto Rico. Food […] Read More…

Apply for UBC Training Programs in 2018!

The UBC is aiming to get more and more union carpenters out to its Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas, and all it needs is more applicants.   300 Hitters Our 300 Hitters program was developed by the UBC to give our journeymen a broader understanding of our union, the construction industry and our […] Read More…

New York City & State Prosecutors, Partners Announce Joint Effort to Combat Wage Theft in Construction Industry

On Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m., New York City and State prosecutors will announce criminal charges in multiple cases involving stolen wages, provide tips on spotting wage theft and reporting it to authorities. Enforcement of wage theft violators will have a great effect towards stabilizing the construction industry. Unscrupulous employers evade workers compensation, unemployment […] Read More…

Statement from Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York City District Council of Carpenters on Wage Theft

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#ENDWAGETHEFT: New York City and State Prosecutors, Partners to Announce Joint Effort to Combat Wage Theft in the Construction Industry

  On Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m., New York City and State prosecutors will announce criminal charges in multiple cases involving stolen wages, provide tips on spotting wage theft and reporting it to authorities. Enforcement of wage theft violators will have a great effect towards stabilizing the construction industry. Unscrupulous employers evade workers compensation, […] Read More…