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Op-Ed: Labor Leading the Future of New York in 2022

Author: Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary Treasurer, NYC District Council of Carpenters It’s a new dawn for the Empire State. New Yorkers have welcomed Kathy Hochul as our first female Governor, Eric Adams as the 110th Mayor of New York City, and new leadership in the City Council. The last couple of years have been challenging […] Read More…

Op-Ed: NYC Carpenters Union Promotes Diversity and Respect in Construction

Author: Taji Riley This month is Black History month, a time to honor the achievements of our Black brothers and sisters in construction. As a Black woman, I am proud of the NYC Carpenters Union for taking bold action to create a culture of diversity and inclusivity in what has been a traditionally male-dominated industry. […] Read More…

Op-Ed: Women in Construction Are Leading the Industry Together

By: Jodie Ann Beatty Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women and the profound impact and contributions they make to our communities. As a proud union carpenter for 18 years, I’ve seen first-hand the importance of building up and supporting fellow women in the union. Like many fields, construction is a historically male-dominated […] Read More…

NYS AG Tish James, NYCDCC EST Joe Geiger, and NASRCC Bill Banfield Call to End of Wage Theft and Tax Fraud in Op-Ed

Wage theft isn’t an accident. It’s a deliberate tactic & disturbing trend used by far too many contractors. Immoral contractors steal $946M from construction workers annually. Coinciding with Tax Fraud Days of Action 2022, New York State Attorney General Tish James, NYC District Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joe Geiger, and North Atlantic States Regional […] Read More…

A Message from EST Joe Geiger 421-a Being Eliminated from the NYS Budget

Today we are celebrating a clear win for our union, our members, and all workers with the news that 421-a was eliminated from the NYS budget. The failed program was a tax abatement that allowed developers to pocket billions of dollars at the expense of construction workers and New Yorkers in need of affordable housing. […] Read More…

EST Joe Geiger’s 421-a Op-ed in Crains New York

“Five years ago, the 421-a tax abatement meant to incentivize affordable housing development was renewed and christened with a new name: Affordable New York. Despite the program’s $1.7 billion annual price tag, New York City remains as unaffordable as ever and the homeless crisis has reached the highest level since the Great Depression. To put […] Read More…

EST Joe Geiger Featured in Crain’s New York Business

Opinion: Building New York out of the pandemic means supporting union labor Crain’s New York Business Joseph Geiger Joseph Geiger, the executive secretary-treasurer of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, wrote an op-ed for Crain’s New York Business on the benefits of unions and union labor amid a public health emergency and economic […] Read More…

In The News: The NYCDCC Response to the COVID -19 Crisis Shows Why Labor Unions are Essential

EST Joe Geiger penned an op-ed for the Gotham Gazette, where he writes that the unionized construction industry always remains the vital sign of America. He emphasizes the steps that the NYCDCC took to protect both its members and its communities. He adds that the unionized construction industry has always responded at New York’s times […] Read More…

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…