Job Posting:  Council Representative (Dockbuilder/Timbermen)

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The New York City District Council of Carpenters invites all Journey level Dockbuilders and Timbermen to apply for the position of Council Representative.   Applicants will be required to travel, including occasional overnight business trips, and will work flexible and irregular hours and some weekends.  Council Representatives are paid on a salaried basis and are exempt, at-will employees.

The New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons of color are strongly urged to apply.

*NOTE the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters is a labor organization governed by federal law.  All candidates for employment must comply with the rules and regulations as stated in the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (29 U.S.C. 504) Section 504.  Further, to successfully complete the process, candidates must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background check, a drug test, a reading and comprehension test and UBC interpersonal exercise, a UBC 3-day evaluation class, and attend an interview.

To be considered:

  • Candidates must have been initiated into the New York City District Council’s Dockbuilder and Timbermen local as Dockbuilders or Timbermen on or before December 31, 2016.
  • Candidates must be journeymen working in the trade and meet all required qualifications stipulated in the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Section 31(d).
  • Candidates must be in good standing in a New York City District Council local continuously since January 10, 2021 and remain in good standing.
  • Candidates must possess good communication skills, a strong work ethic, a team player mentality, and commitment to the principles and goals of the Union.

Council Representatives responsibilities vary based on the assigned department, and include:

  1. Ensuring that members and contractors are in full compliance with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  2. Visiting job sites regularly, representing the District Council, evaluating job sites and the work being conducted, and ensuring that the Collective Bargaining Agreement and all relevant federal and local laws are being followed.
  3. Receiving and responding to job site complaints, Collective Bargaining Agreement issues and grievances.
  4. Providing member services, both in person and over the phone.
  5. Reviewing of electronic form of Shop Steward Reports, ensuring the manning provision is correct and that the hours are properly recorded.
  6. Attending daily briefings in the morning and debriefings in the afternoon to report on daily activity.
  7. Conducting handbilling and leafleting campaigns at selected locations.
  8. Visiting job sites regularly to identify sub-contractors and speaking with non-union carpenters for the purpose of documenting all information essential to conducting and supporting Area Standards campaigns.
  9. In some cases, speaking with and encouraging workers to sign representation cards and fight for union recognition through an NLRB election.
  10. Filing Unfair Labor Practice charges through NLRB where appropriate.
  11. Attending public hearings in support or in opposition of construction projects, depending on how they will affect our membership.
  12. Other duties as assigned by management.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to Dana Brownstein, Human Resources Director at or drop them off at the 9th floor desk in the reception area.  Mailed and/or faxed resumes will not be considered.  Resumes must be received by January 10, 2022 at 5pm.

Candidates from prior Council Representative postings are not having their candidacy transferred to this posting automatically; all interested candidates MUST submit resumes by the due date.