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We Passed the Wage Theft Bill!

Brothers and Sisters, WE WON! Governor Kathy Hochul put the pen to paper and officially signed the Wage Theft Bill (S2766) into law! Along with Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, the NYC Carpenters Union played a critical role in making this law a reality. Through our Carpenters RISE campaign, our members were vocal […] Read More…

2021-2022 Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winners Photo Gallery

The Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund recently announced the recipients of this year’s Charles Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Their achievements, both academically and in their communities, are a testament to their hard work and dedication, and are worthy of  recognition, as well as celebration. Although their […] Read More…

NYCDCC City Council Endorsements

New York City District Council of Carpenters Endorses NINE Candidates in Key City Council Races Carpenters Union selects diverse candidates who will advocate, protect, and stand up for the working class New York, NY – In advance of a pivotal election year for New York City, the New York City & Vicinity District Council of […] 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…

Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to an Aggressive Construction Program in 2021

“We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for committing to the most aggressive construction and transportation program,” stated EST Joseph Geiger of the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters. “Prioritizing these projects will not only bring relief to our communities, but it will provide thousands of rewarding, good-paying jobs at a time when New Yorkers […] Read More…

2020 General Election Candidates District Council Endorsements

This election season, our wages and dignity are on the line. We need to vote for candidates who understand Carpenter Economics. The District Council is endorsing candidates who support working with unions, union organizing, and collective bargaining. We believe in supporting candidates who oppose right-to-work and strictly support the protection of Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage […] Read More…

UBC Tax Fraud Hot Sheet for September 2020

Wage theft continues to plague the construction industry. These illegal practices impact all New Yorkers and all across the United States. Check out the UBC Hot Sheet  for September to learn more about the impacts of dishonest construction contractors stealing wages from workers and how we are combating it across the country. 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…

In Remembrance this Memorial Day

Brothers and Sisters, Memorial Day will hit home a little different this year. What is usually a day to gather with family and friends and honor those who have bravely fought or are currently fighting for our country, will now be spent quietly at home or through virtual get-togethers. We are all struggling right now. […] 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…