July Newsletter

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District Council Approves New Wall-Ceiling and BCA Agreement

Recently, a new wall-ceiling and BCA agreement was approved by the delegate body. This agreement with the addition of the certified carpenter category will ensure the Council’s signatory contractors remain competitive in an evolving market and more of our members are employed.

With the non-union sector becoming more prevalent every day, the Council’s goal is to make changes to keep our members working and keep hours flowing into the benefit funds. It is pivotal that we do what we can now to prepare for the future. The Council must impact the non-union sector. The result of our actions now will be seen in the years down the line when the next generation of carpenters is still able to work with pride and dignity.

If you have any questions about the terms of the new contract, please contact the District Council at 212-366-7345.


2019 Annual Charity Softball Tournament and Family Picnic

The 2019 New York City District Council of Carpenters Annual Charity Softball Tournament and Family Picnic is an opportunity for us to honor all of our members and their supportive families. Our members are the most talented and skilled tradespeople this city has to offer and your union wants to honor you. Join in a game or cheer on your Local Union’s team. It is sure to be an exciting day as we witness who will gain bragging rights of 2019 Softball Champion!

When: Saturday, September 28th at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Cunningham Park, Fresh Meadows, Queens NY, 11366

Teams: The first 16 teams to register will be eligible.  Sponsorship is $500.00 per team. Please make checks payable to NYCDCC Charity Fund.

Make sure to check the website for weather cancellations or other details.


Carpenter’s Kids Workshop

Instructors from the Carpenters Training Center and Brooklyn Carpenters joined Senator Roxanne Persaud and the Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center for a Carpenters Kids Workshop teaching East New York children under the age of 10 how to paint, assemble and race toy cars.


Movie Under the Stars

On July 19, the District Council and CCA Metro sponsored a movies under the stars event with Assemblymember Marcos Crespo at Bright Temple AME Church in Hunts Point.


Elmcor Block Party

District Council Representatives David Caraballoso and Robert Villalta joined Carpenters Edward Perez and Nathud Panama to represent the District Council at the Elmcor Block Party & Resource Fair in Elmhurst, Queens. They discussed our pre-apprenticeship programs and the pathway to direct entry status. Thank you to Elmcor Youth and Adult Services, Inc. for the invitation!


Resource Fair

Council Representative Glenn Hatcher and Carpenter Lennox Pratt represented the District Council at Council Member Donovan Richards Resource Fair at P.S.52 in Springfield Gardens, Queens. Our skilled trade is an opportunity available to anyone willing to work hard and learn!


Opt-In to Receive District Council Messages!

The most frequent and effective method of communication is through text messages. In order to receive text messages from the District Council, you MUST reply YES  when you receive the DRG text message asking you to opt-in.

The District Council urges all members to subscribe to Council messaging. To be more involved in local and state campaigns and drive our success, it is vital that you receive notifications about upcoming participation.


Your Vote Your Voice!

The New York City District Council of Carpenters urges each and every member to register to vote. Remaining politically active and exercising our right to vote is crucial in securing good, safe jobs that will help support our families and keep our union strong for generations to come. Be sure to check your registration status and that you are registered to vote before the 2020 elections! You can find links to register to vote here:


2019 Wall & Ceiling Association Scholarship Program

WC&C would like to announce that our 2019-20 scholarship program is now accepting applications.To be considered please head to https://aim.applyists.net/wc&c to apply. If you are having issues locating the scholarship on the ISTS website,  click on “add new application.” The program key is “WC&C” and will bring you directly to our application page. You will need to register for an ISTS account (free of charge) to apply if you do not already have one.

Good luck to all of our applicants!



Out of Work List / New York City Housing Authority Resident Certification Available for Skills List

Any member that is a resident of NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) can apply to have their NYCHA residency added as a skill on their skills list available to employers. To do so, simply print and fill out the form available at bit.ly/2H4kk1U or call the Out of Work List at 212-366-3330.

Local Law 196 – DEADLINE PUSHED BACK

ALL MEMBERS PLEASE BE ADVISED

Kindly be advised as per information obtained from the New York City Department of Buildings pertaining to Local Law 196 we are recommending all members who have not graduated from an approved NYSDOL Apprenticeship Program within the past 5 years seeking a Limited Site Safety Training Card to complete an OSHA 30-hour safety training course.

limited site safety card WILL be required to work on construction sites in NYC starting December 1st 2019.

This training can be accomplished by complying with the following training requirements:

  • OSHA 30-Hour Class;

Members may enroll for OSHA 30 at the Carpenters Training Center.

  • Members may also take a NYCDOB approved OSHA 30 construction course with voice authentication online from Click Safety. (See link below)

https://www.clicksafety.com/courses/detail/osha-30-hour-construction-with-voice-authentication

To confirm your certification or schedule a class contact the NYC District Council of Carpenters Training Center at 212-727-2224.


Sign Up Now for the 300 Hitters Program

Taking place September 12-15, 2019, at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 300 Hitters program is designed to give our journeymen a broader understanding of our union, the construction industry, and our role in shaping the future in the years ahead. During the program journeyman learn about the history of the UBC and the labor movement, participate in communications and public speaking workshops, learn valuable coaching and mentoring skills, meet with General President Douglas McCarron, participate in a Q&A with senior leadership from our council, and are asked to share their vision for the future of our union.
SPOTS WON’T LAST!APPLY HERE

If you have any questions please contact:
Shanika Neil
212-727-2224 ext. 105
sneil@nycdcctc.org


Monthly MEND Meetings

The MEND Program (Members Education and Network for Dependency) holds monthly Peer Support Group meetings for NYCDCC Welfare Funds participants/dependents who are in both long and short term recovery, and wish to share their experiences, sources of strength, inspirations, and hopes for the future with fellow group members in attendance. These meetings take place in the MEND Office on the 5th Floor of 395 Hudson Street.

The next scheduled meeting is: Wednesday, July 31, 4PM.

MEND meetings may be subject to change. Please contact the MEND Program at (212) 366-7590 or MEND@nyccbf.org to confirm meeting dates.

(The goal of the MEND Program is to provide assistance to participants and dependents in addressing substance abuse issues.)



REMINDER: You MUST Report Divorce to the NYCDCC Welfare Fund

Failing to report a divorce while you have a spouse listed as a dependent under the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) is a form of fraud and may result in grave financial repercussions and the loss of your health coverage.

This is especially true if your former spouse receives costly medical treatments after he/she is no longer eligible for coverage. Please read this explanation of the Fund’s rules and an example of how failing to follow these rules may impact you financially.



Union Fusion Now Available in Mobile View

A new feature has been released on Union Fusion! There is a mobile-view accessible for all users on their phones and tablets. On the upper-right hand corner, there is an option to “turn on mobile view.” The NYC District Council is committed to making changes that will allow users to easily access their hours for viewing/reporting functions.

Union Fusion is a web portal and management system that improves workflow and communications between members and the District Council’s system.

Log in to Union Fusion at https://nycdcc.unionfusion.net.

For assistance, please feel free to contact the Reporting hotline, 212-366-3331.



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Local 212 Meeting
Second Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday August 13
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Delegate Meeting
Second Wednesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Wednesday August 14
from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 740 Meeting
First Thursday of the Month
Next Meeting: Thursday August 1
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
89-07 Atlantic Ave.
Woodhaven NY 11421

Local 20 Meeting
Third Monday of the Month
Next Meeting: Monday August 19
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
397 Clarke Ave
Staten Island NY 10306

Local 926 Meeting
Third Tuesday of the Month
***Next Meeting: SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
345 78th Street
Brooklyn NY 11209

Local 2287 Meeting
Third Wednesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Wednesday August 21
from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 157 Meeting
Third Thursday of the Month
CHANGED TO: Thursday August 22
from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 2790 Meeting
Third Thursday of the Month
Next Meeting: Thursday August 15
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
89-07 Atlantic Ave.
Queens NY 11421

Local 1556 Meeting
Fourth Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday August 27
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
395 Hudson St., 2nd Floor
New York NY 10014

Local 45 Meeting
Last Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: Tuesday August 27
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
51 Roosevelt Ave.
Valley Stream NY 11581