Press Room

Memo from EST Joseph Geiger about 50 Hudson Yards

Brothers and Sisters –   It has come to my attention that there are some misunderstandings about the recent agreement the District Council reached with Related at Hudson Yards. For clarity, my number one job as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of this union is to create work opportunities and protect the interest of all members of […] Read More…

Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, District Council Calls for Higher Penalty

Friday, July 13, 2018 NEW YORK, NY   On Friday, July 13, 2018, the Manhattan DA announced that SSC High Rise Inc. plead guilty to charges of one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class C felony, in the case of construction worker Juan Chonillo. The New York City and Vicinity District Council […] Read More…

NOTICE: Delegate Meeting tonight, Thursday April 12th

The regularly scheduled Wednesday Delegate meeting has been moved to tonight, Thursday April 12th at 5:00 PM in the Delegates Hall (10th Floor) of the District Council headquarters. Read More…

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from April 09, 2018 through April 20, 2018 for 100 carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Applicants must obtain a lottery card, in person, at the NYCDCC Training Center, 395 Hudson […] Read More…

An advocate for construction and women in the field

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: The Real Deal, Link AUTHOR: Laurie Cowin PUBLISHED: March 5, 2018 Tamara Rivera Council representative, NYC District Council of Carpenters Experience: As the first woman council representative in her 20,000-member union, Rivera, a 24-year industry veteran, also is involved with the women’s council, Sisters in the Brotherhood. Tamara Rivera has a lot to be […] Read More…

Press Release Regarding Resignation of Stephen McInnis

Statement from Matt Walker, Director of Operations and Liaison to the Independent Monitor of the New York City District Council of Carpenters On December 18, 2017, allegations were brought to the attention of the New York City District Council of Carpenters. As a matter of protocol, the allegations were referred to the Court-appointed Independent Monitor […] Read More…

Working People’s Day of Action

On Saturday, February 24th, the NYC Labor Movement and our allies will stand up for the freedom to join together in strong unions, fight for decent and equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Together, we will demand an end to the system and economy […] Read More…

Can the city carpenters’ union overcome its shady past?

The Real Deal February 2018 Issue (Originally Published: https://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/can-the-city-carpenters-union-overcome-its-shady-past/) The union is trying to shake its old reputation and wean itself off court supervision, all while trying to stay competitive as open shops encroach on its market share By Kathryn Brenzel | February 01, 2018 11:00AM   For decades, the New York City District Council […] Read More…

Memorial Service 3/15 for 10 Year Anniversary of Crane Collapse

On March 15, 2018, there will be a Memorial Service to observe a moment of silence for the Ten Year Anniversary of the tragic Crane collapse that took place in 2008 and took the lives of six Union Construction Brothers and a Civilian Sister.   DATE: March 15, 2018 TIME: 3:00 P.M. PLACE: CORNER OF […] Read More…

Construction unions blast nonunion contractors’ push for subway work

To the editor: In a recent letter to the governor, detailed in “Biz leaders: Let nonunion contractors do subway projects,” Brian Sampson and his anti-union cronies called on the governor to “put an end to senseless project labor agreements” with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, saying PLAs waste money and time. But the Building Trades have […] Read More…