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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…

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…