Archive for June, 2020

Returning to Work and Unemployment Insurance

As regions across New York State begin their phased reopening, many New Yorkers who are unemployed will be able to return to their jobs. This guide provides answers to common questions about how returning to work impacts your unemployment benefits. https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/returning-to-work-and-UI.pdf Read More…

Training Center Online Class Schedule

The training center is partially open for business! A few small classes are being conducted on-site and many courses are being taught over Zoom. Please see the below schedule of upcoming online trainings and visit the Training Center website for more info. Upcoming ZOOM classes from 6/22 to 7/16 as of right now. OSHA 30 […] Read More…

Apprentices Returning to Work

All apprentices are encouraged to take steps to return to the job sites. To advance to the next level, it is important to accumulate the appropriate number of hours. These hours are required to become a journeyperson. Call the OWL and get on the list. Solicit a contractor and shape a job. For a list […] Read More…

Temporary Extension of Welfare Coverage & Waiver of Retiree Premiums

In an effort to continue assisting NYCDCC members and retirees through the financial and physical strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees has approved the following temporary changes to Welfare Fund eligibility and retiree premiums. These changes will be effective for the third quarter of the year (beginning July 1, 2020 for […] Read More…

OWL Functionality Issues

The OWL is currently experiencing technological issues. It will resume functionality at 8:00 am tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16, 2020). We apologize for the inconvenience this may temporarily cause our members. Read More…

RESPONSES TO EEOC SURVEY NEEDED

In compliance with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requirements, the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters (“District Council”) will be sending you a survey asking about your race/ethnicity and gender.  The EEOC states that survey replies returned anonymously are not acceptable, so please fill out the entire survey.  But please know […] Read More…

Emergency Executive Order from Mayor DeBlasio

The Emergency Executive Order requires any individuals including employees and visitors, who are present on a construction site and able to medically tolerate a face covering shall wear such a covering at all times. View the EEO here:  Emergency Executive Order Read More…

Statement from EST Joseph Geiger on the Protests

The very foundation of the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters is to fight for the rights of every worker to be treated equally and 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. As a […] Read More…