Archive for March, 2020

Annuity Fund Amends Plan to Help Members Access Retirement Savings During COVID-19 Pandemic

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Annuity Fund is pleased to announce that the Trustees have amended the Annuity Plan effective immediately to permit Coronavirus-Related Distributions up to $100,000 and Coronavirus-Related Loans up to $100,000. Further, if you have an outstanding loan on or after March […] Read More…

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk

As a reminder, it is important to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District Council takes all safety issues seriously. If you ever feel unsafe on a job, please contact your business agent. There are also several steps you can take to stay safe and keep employees safe out in the field by reading […] Read More…

District Council Carpenters Praised on ESPN Radio New York

  District Council carpenters received a special shout-out on the DiPietro, Cantry, and Rothenberg show on 98.7 ESPN Radio New York. The radio hosts praised our carpenters for building 1100 patient rooms in the Javits Center. “There’s still people every single day going to work and taking care of us and making sure we can […] Read More…

Carpenter Job Postings

To view job postings, please click here to apply. Read More…

Statement from EST Joseph Geiger on Safety and Members’ Eligibility for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

During this unprecedented pandemic, our number one priority at the District Council is your safety. We just received clarification on rules for unemployment insurance for members that have been directly impacted by COVID-19. Please read these documents carefully because you are now eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible […] Read More…

Update to OWL Regarding Adding a New Skill

Please be aware that only essential construction work is permitted at this time. Anyone who wishes to be dispatched now needs to add the skill of Emergency/Essential Work by calling the OWL Mon-Fri 8AM-6PM at: 212-366-3330. Please note: Once the construction restrictions have been removed and regular work returns, members who were dispatched with this skill will regain […] Read More…

Additional Financial Relief for Members and Staff during COVID-19 Crisis

Continued relief during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available for members. In addition to previous assistance and resources, members can now access the following:  90-day moratorium on evictions for renters in New York State. Mortgage relief up to 90 days and car loan relief in New York and New Jersey. For more information, members and […] Read More…

UBC Update on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)

The UBC has issued an update of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), which was passed into law Friday, March 27th. Read the update to find out how the CARES Act can impact you and your family by clicking here. Read More…

NYS Unemployment Insurance FAQ

Please refer to this document which contains information regarding NYS Unemployment Insurance and how it is related to COVID-19.   Read More…

Statement from EST Joe Geiger on Governor Cuomo’s Decision to Shutdown Non-Essential Construction during COVID-19 Crisis

Please read the official statement here. Read More…