August Newsletter

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NYCDCC Raises Quarter of a Million Dollars for Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors

On August 10, 2018, the NYCDCC hosted its annual charity golf tournament to sponsor Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW). The District Council successfully raised a quarter of a million dollars for JAH4WW, an organization that works to build and remodel handicap accessible homes for injured U.S. military veterans. The tournament was held at Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey, and received a great turnout of supporters.

Over the past four years, the District Council has raised $675,000 for the organization, and union carpenters from across the country have volunteered to build homes for U.S. military veterans and their families to honor their service and sacrifice for our country.This year, the work of JAH4WW hits close to home for the District Council. In addition to $250,000 raised by the District Council, $75,000 was donated by the District Council Charity Fund and the NYC District Council of Carpenters Benefits Funds Charity for one of the Council’s own members, Arian Kohler.

Arian Kohler is a second-year apprentice with Local 157 and a U.S. Marine veteran, serving two tours in Afghanistan. While on a volunteer mission with HEART/911 this summer to rebuild homes devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, Arian tragically lost his leg as the result of being hit by a car while a pedestrian. The incident nearly cost him his life.

Arian is a dedicated father to Mila and devoted fiancé to Jasmin. He has a loving family, including his mother, father, sister, and so many more. Arian has a larger than life personality and an uncanny ability to bring people together for a common cause. He is always willing to help whenever needed and his spirit and positive outlook on life are infectious. It is this positivity, along with the love and support of his family and union Brothers and Sisters, that has helped guide Arian in his recovery.

“We are proud of our brother, Arian Kohler, for his service to our country. He serves as an example to all of us, not only in the way he served his country as a Marine but also the way he’s continued that life of service to others as a civilian including volunteering in Puerto Rico,” Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, said.

To donate to Arian Kohler’s GoFundMe page please visit:

Labor Day Parade


All NYCDCC members, friends, and family are invited to the 2018 Labor Day Parade.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: East 46th Street between 5th Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue

Note: To attend morning mass, please arrive at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick at 8:00 a.m.

2018 Annual Softball Tournament

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018. 9:30 a.m.
Where: Cunningham Park, Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY, 11366
Teams: The first 16 teams to register will be eligible. Sponsorship is $500 per team. More information about team sponsorship can be found on the District Council website.
Updates: Maps, directions, and updates will be available at
All members and their families are welcome!
The NYCDCC Annual Softball Tournament and Family Picnic gives your District Council Representatives and Officers an opportunity to thank you for your commitment to this Union while you enjoy a day out with your family.
In the event of inclement weather, please visit for weather cancellations. No dogs or motorcycles are allowed in the park.

EST Joseph Geiger Honored at Bronx Democratic Party Award Dinner

On June 18, 2018, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Geiger was honored at the Bronx Democratic Party Annual Dinner for the Council’s commitment to working with the Bronx community. Part of the Council’s commitment to the Bronx is fostering relationships with local community groups, securing family-sustaining wages, employer-paid health insurance, and responsible development.  RESOURCE PAGES TO:

  • Watch a video overview and download the concise print summary.
  • Read the latest news on legislation, prosecutions, and more.
  • Examine the growing body of research and data on the enormous costs of payroll fraud.
  • Find enforcement resources, such as state Websites and IRS and USDOL forms.

With support from the UBC and its members, public officials can end this ill-gotten advantage and open up more opportunities for honest employers and honest workers.

Monthly MEND Meetings


The MEND Program (Members Education and Network for Dependency) holds monthly Peer Support Group meetings for NYCDCC Welfare Funds participants/dependents who are in both long and short term recovery, and wish to share their experiences, sources of strength, inspirations, and hopes for the future with fellow group members in attendance. These meetings take place in the MEND Office on the 5th Floor of 395 Hudson Street.

The next scheduled meeting is: Wednesday, August 29th, 4PM.

MEND meetings may be subject to change. Please contact the MEND Program at (212) 366-7590 or to confirm meeting dates.

(The goal of the MEND Program is to provide assistance to participants and dependents in addressing substance abuse issues.)

Join the Dozens of Members Who Have Volunteered for Hurricane Recovery Effort

The New York City District Council of Carpenters has teamed up with the HEART 9/11 charity to provide relief to areas hit by both Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria. We have already sent over 260 volunteers to Puerto Rico, and we are still looking for members to volunteer their time and services to help rebuild homes and community establishments that have been devastated by these hurricanes. Airfare and lodging will be provided at no cost to the volunteers while they are away on relief efforts.

Please click on the link below to fill out the form. And we encourage you to pass along the information to become involved with this opportunity. Members who submit a form will be called to come into the NYCDCC office at 395 Hudson Street for an information session and to fill out additional paperwork. For more information please email or call 212-366-7326.

Volunteer Information Form

Register to Vote

To advance our interests as a union and advocate for all workers, it is pivotal that all members exercise their right to vote. Voting is your right as a citizen and your chance to choose and hold your elected officials accountable. Never underestimate the power of your vote.

To all New York State residents, in order to vote you must first be registered. Please visit to register to vote.

To vote in the State and Local Primary Elections, you must be registered by August 19, 2018. State and Local Primary Elections will take place on September 13, 2018. To look up your polling location, please visit,

To vote in the General Election, you must be registered to vote by October 12, 2018. The General Election will take place on November 6, 2018. To look up your polling location, please visit,

To download an application for an absentee ballot, visit

REMINDER: You MUST Report Divorce to the NYCDCC Welfare Fund

Failing to report a divorce while you have a spouse listed as a dependent under the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) may result in grave financial repercussions and the loss of your health coverage.

This is especially true if your former spouse receives costly medical treatments after he/she is no longer eligible for coverage. Please read this explanation of the Fund’s rules and an example of how failing to follow these rules may impact you financially.

Union Fusion Now Available in Mobile View

A new feature has been released on Union Fusion! There is a mobile-view accessible for all users on their phones and tablets. On the upper-right hand corner, there is an option to “turn on mobile view.” The NYC District Council is committed to making changes that will allow users to easily access their hours for viewing/reporting functions.

Union Fusion is a web portal and management system that improves workflow and communications between members and the system.

Log in to Union Fusion at

For assistance, please feel free to contact the Reporting hotline, 212-366-3331.




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Local 212 Meeting
Second Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday September 11
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Delegate Meeting
Second Wednesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Wednesday September 12
from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 10th Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 740 Meeting
First Thursday of the Month
Next Meeting: Thursday September 6
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
89-07 Atlantic Ave.
Woodhaven NY 11421

Local 20 Meeting
Third Monday of the Month
Next Meeting: Monday September 17
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
397 Clarke Ave
Staten Island NY 10306

Local 926 Meeting
Third Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday September 18
from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
345 78th Street
Brooklyn NY 11209

Local 2287 Meeting
Third Wednesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Wednesday September 19
from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 157 Meeting
Third Thursday of the Month
Next Meeting: Thursday September 20
from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 2790 Meeting
Third Thursday of the Month
Next Meeting: Thursday September 20
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
89-07 Atlantic Ave.
Queens NY 11421

Local 1556 Meeting
Fourth Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday August 28
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 45 Meeting
Last Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday August 28
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
51 Roosevelt Ave.
Valley Stream NY 11581