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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…

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

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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…