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Let's be heard! A Mobilized Membership Is An Irresistible Force. This forum is dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the membership into an irresistible force through the free and open exchange of information, ideas and opinions in the belief that as Union members you have the right to information, to hear, and to be heard! A Mobilized Membership Is An Irresistible Force

    
 



Benefit for David Ciccimarra

Members will be hosting a Benefit Event for Member David Cicimarra, Navy Veteran and Disabled Hardhat:

 

Wednesday December 16th
Mr. Dennehy's Bar
63 Carmine St.New York, NY 10014
4-8 PM - Open Bar

David sustained injuries while working at the VSC World Trade Center project. He has been out of work enduring physical and financial hardship.

We ask all brother and sister Hardhats, Veterans and Americans to join us and support our fallen brother.

More information concerning David, the raffle being offered and associated prizes, and contact information, you can view or download the Flyer.
    



GO Tanner Saraceno

Tanner Saraceno
A UBC Brothers son, "Tanner Saraceno" a MMA fighter will be fighting in the WWE Tough Enough.

 
The competition will premier Tuesday, June 23, 8:00 on the USA channel.

To learn more visit Tanner's Facebook page and tweet to Tanner on Twitter !

His proud Dad Danny sent me this YouTube clip on Tanner's last fight in South Carolina.  I think you will enjoy it!  GO TANNER!!!

About Tanner Saraceno, Boiling Springs, S.C. 

Looking for a fighter? Look no further than Tanner Saraceno, a tattooed mixed-martial arts fighter with the beard of a wildman and a resume that would make most opponents shrivel in fear. An 11-year wrestler with high school and college experience, Saraceno was named the team captain and MVP of his college team after walking on as a freshman. His hobbies are oddly tame — cooking and brushing his hair — as is his profession: tree trimmer. Rest assured, however, in WWE Tough Enough, he has one goal with relation to his fellow contestants: chop them down and take the contract for himself.

 
    



Get Out and VOTE!


    


Meet the Independent Monitor–– GLEN MCGORTY

Glen G McCorty
Dear Members of the District Council and its Benefit Funds,

It is a great honor to be appointed as your Independent Monitor. First and foremost, I am committed to approaching this position with diligence and respect. The District Council and its Benefit Funds have a tumultuous past, but the core mission runs deep. Every interaction I have had with its Brothers and Sisters has shown me that you are here to support each other, and that you will hold the District Council and its Benefit Funds accountable to that purpose. I will aid you in this endeavor, drawing on my experience of nearly fifteen years as a federal prosecutor, during which I prosecuted organized crime, fraud, and corruption of every sort.

I come to the Council at a time when the most visible forms of corruption have been abolished. However, this success required the decisive action of both the District Court and United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and its appointed Monitors. Great progress has been made in adopting policies that guard against corruption, and I firmly believe that it is now time for the District Council and the Benefit Funds to assume a greater role in holding itself up to the admirable standards set forth in the UBC Constitution.

I will work with the leadership of the Council and the Funds to ensure that all improvements to its operations going forward benefit members in a fair, effective, and compliant way. And while my approach to this job will be one of teamwork and cooperation, make no mistake that I am here for a single purpose: to ensure this union remains free of the problems which have plagued its past. As a result, I will not tolerate corruption at any level of this organization and I intend to use the powers given to me by the District Court to prioritize this goal above all others.

I do not believe my time here, however, is indefinite. On the contrary, during my tenure I hope to oversee the strengthening of the governing framework to the point where a monitor is no longer necessary. Self-governance cannot be achieved without your involvement. This Council’s democratic system of governance depends on it, and corruption can rebound all too easily amid disinterest.

I urge you to stay educated about the issues facing the District Council and its Benefit Funds and to use your voice and your vote in an informed and reasoned way. I also urge you to use both the Independent Monitor Hotline (877-712-4896) and internal lines of reporting, if you have any concerns about corrupt practices. This union has a bright future, and I look forward to assisting in any way I can to get it there.

Respectfully, Glen G. McGorty
    


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