April 29, 2020

CITF Safety Certification Programs

The UBC/CITF is now offering the Construction Site Safety Specialist (CSSS) Certificate Program and Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Certifications. The Safety Program is intended for leaders at all levels of the UBC because all members have responsibilities for a safe work environment. The CITF certificate and the BCSP certifications are intended for superintendents, foremen, […] READ MORE

April 28, 2020

Important Steps to Follow to Remain Safe on Job Site in Post-COVID Construction Environment

We all have to be cautious as we think about re-opening the job sites and returning to work. There will be a “new normal” safety protocol to adhere to moving forward. Be smart and follow the following rules on this important infographic to keep yourself and your co-workers healthy. READ MORE

April 28, 2020

A Special Video Message on Re-Opening Job Sites from EST Joe Geiger

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I want to start by saying thank you for your continued support and hard work throughout this crisis. Everyone at the District Council has been working hard to ensure you feel supported during this time. As always, we encourage you to reach out to your Business Agents, the Out of Work […] READ MORE

April 27, 2020

U.S. DOL Issues Safety Measures to Protect Construction Workers during the COVID-19 crisis

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect construction workers from exposure to the coronavirus. Measures that can help protect employees working in construction include: Encouraging workers to stay home if they are sick; Training workers how to properly put on, […] READ MORE

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification Available in Multiple Languages

During the current state of affairs, the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) has been working with regional training funds to continue to provide important training options for all our members. We are pleased to announce that the COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification Program is now available in Spanish and French-Canadian languages. Please note that although each version […] READ MORE

April 24, 2020

Issues with Incorrect Annuity Account Balances on Prudential’s Website to be Addressed

The Fund Office is aware that some members may be experiencing issues with their annuity account balances. We are in communication with Prudential, who has reported to us that there was an issue which occurred during the nightly update to their system. They are currently working to resolve the issue and member accounts will be […] READ MORE

April 22, 2020

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Provides Link to Help Participants Find Local COVID-19 Testing Facilities

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, through a partnership with Castlight Health, provided us a link to help you find COVID-19 testing facilities in your area. If you feel that you, or a dependent of yours, is in need of a test, all you have to do is click the link below and either enter your address, or enter your […] READ MORE

April 17, 2020

NYS DOL Warns Members about Potential UI Scams

Attention members applying for unemployment insurance: According to the New York State DOL, “To prevent fraud, anyone calling from the Department of Labor will verify their identity by providing the date you filed your Unemployment Insurance application and the type of claim you filed.” Additionally, the New York State DOL asserted that it will NOT ask the […] READ MORE

April 15, 2020

NYCDCC Members Transformed the Javits Center into Unconventional Hospital during COVID-19 Pandemic

From Untappedcities.com: At the end of March, the Javits Center was transformed into a 3,000-bed temporary hospital for COVID-19 and other patients, and is now considered the largest hospital in America to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The Jacobs K. Javits Convention Center recently released a video entitled “The Unconventional Hospital” that combines footage of the […] READ MORE

April 14, 2020

Dues Relief Eligibility for Members

Brothers and Sisters, On Friday, April 10, 2020, the District Council Carpenters and the Board of Directors of the Carpenter Contractor Alliance of Metropolitan New York announced a relief measure that absorbs second quarter dues for all active members in good standing as of April 1, 2020. Those members who have already paid their dues […] READ MORE