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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…

Gov. Cuomo Announces All Non-Essential Construction Shut Down

On Friday, March 27th, Governor Cuomo announced that all non-essential construction will be shut down. Only essential construction projects, such as patient care facilities, infrastructure, and transit facilities, will continue. For construction projects, the bill explains the following: Construction All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health […] Read More…

New Hours for OWL

The District Council is constantly evaluating our operation and listening to member feedback. As a result, the hours at the Out of Work List have been adjusted. The new hours are: Electronic Reporting Unit for Shop Stewards: 8AM to 6PM Dispatch and Call Back Line: 8AM to 6PM OWL/Job Manning Line will remain 8AM to 4PM Read More…

Letter of Support from a Union Brother during the COVID-19 Crisis

The global COVID-19 pandemic we are navigating as a society is unprecedented. Even the most well-prepared entities with the most detailed emergency plan encounter challenges. It is the nature of the ever-evolving crisis and the millions of interlaced parts. We swiftly took action to implement our contingency plan with success, seamlessly streamlining our operations and […] Read More…

Governor Cuomo Requires 90-Day Mortgage Relief and Additional Hardship Measures

The State will require 90-day mortgage relief, waiving payments based on financial hardship. There will be: No negative impacts on credit scores. A grace period for loan modifications – waived payments will be addressed “on the back end.” No late-payment or online-payment fees. The postponement/suspension of foreclosures. The State will suspend fees for overdrafts, ATMs, […] Read More…

COVID-19 FAQ Spanish

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Special Election Ballot Announcement

The ballots will were mailed out to the eligible members with a return date prior to 5PM on Wednesday February 19, 2020.  The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is independently conducting the election balloting and counting of votes.  If any eligible voter reports a missing or damaged ballot they can call AAA 1-800-529-5218, Monday through Friday […] Read More…

Vice President Michael Cavanaugh Honored at St. Dominic’s Labor Awards Dinner

On January 30, Vice President Michael Cavanaugh was honored at the Friends of Saint Dominic’s 39th Annual Business and Labor Awards Dinner to help Saint Dominic’s Family Services. Michael received the coveted Francis J.P. McHale Memorial Award for his commitment to making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate of our society. Since 2003, the […] Read More…