Archive for April, 2020

Update to OWL for Members

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic members can now freeze their names on the OWL until May 31, 2020 without medical documentation. Read More…

Second Quarter Dues Waived

Brothers and Sisters, The last month has been difficult for everyone, including our union family. We see so many of your making sacrifices both at home and at work to protect the health and safety of your families and the communities in which we live, and we understand the strain that may cause. That is […] Read More…

REMINDER: Financial Relief Available Through the CARES Act

Mortgage Relief The CARES Act prohibits mortgage lenders from foreclosing on any federally-backed mortgage for a 60-day period following March 18, 2020. • This covers mortgages insured or guaranteed by HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Veterans Affairs Department, and the Agriculture Department. • The law also authorizes borrowers experiencing hardship as a result of […] Read More…

June Vacation Payments to be Released One Month Early to Help Those Financially Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund, the Benefit Funds is pleased to announce that June vacation payments will be released one month early to help alleviate the financial strain that many have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this […] Read More…

Update Concerning COVID-19 Related Amendments to NYCDCC Annuity Fund

Last week, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds announced that the Board of Trustees made changes to the Annuity Fund to allow members easier access to their individual retirement savings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although these changes were made effective immediately, the Fund Office noted that Prudential needed some time to implement these changes in its system. […] Read More…

COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) Online Course

In consideration of recent events, with UBC members working during the pandemic, the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF), in partnership with Robert Smith, Supervisor of Instruction for the Northeast Carpenters Training Fund; developed a new qualification to educate our members on methods to better protect themselves while on the job site. The new COVID-19 Preparedness […] Read More…

District Council Update to Membership from EST Joseph Geiger

Brothers and Sisters, It goes without saying that the last couple of weeks have been chaotic, stressful, emotional and life changing in every way. COVID-19 has upended our lives and thrust us into a new normal, even if for the time being. If we have not been vocal enough, I want to reiterate that the […] Read More…

Nueva Ayuda Financiera Para Miembros Durante la Epidemia del Coronavirus

En nombre de la Junta de Fideicomisarios, el Fondo de Anualidades del Consejo de Carpinteros del Distrito de la Ciudad de Nueva York se complace en anunciar que los Fideicomisarios han modificado el Plan de Anualidad vigente de inmediato para permitir distribuciones relacionadas con Coronavirus hasta $ 100,000 y préstamos relacionados con Coronavirus hasta $ […] Read More…