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The DC's Latest 30-Day Report Prepared by Zuckerman Spaeder

This report covers the period from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 and sets forth statistics regarding electronic job reporting and related anti-corruption compliance measures established by the District Council’s collective bargaining agreements (“CBAs”) with the Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries of New York, Inc. (“WC&C”), the Building Contractors Association, Inc. (“BCA”), the General Contractors Association of New York, Inc. (“GCA”), the Floor Coverers Association of Greater New York, Inc. (“FCA”), the Contractors Association of Greater New York (“CAGNY”), the Cement League, Inc. (“CLI”), and the Association of Concrete Contractors of New York, Inc. (“ACCNY”).



Job Posting: 1556 Council Representative Wanted

The New York City District Council of Carpenters is seeking to hire Dockbuilders and Timbermen from Local 1556 to be Council Representatives. The selected candidates will have had direct and substantial experience in the jurisdiction and work of the Dockbuilders and/or Timbermen and be knowledgeable about 1556’s main Dockbuilding and Timbermen CBAs.


To be considered, candidates must be Dockbuilders or Timbermen and members in good standing of 1556 and be a member since at least March 21, 2004. Successful candidates will have strong working knowledge of the trade, including the Collective Bargaining Agreement, job site safety, and the grievance filing process. Council Representatives who work in the Business Center are responsible for:

  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 Shop Steward Reports, ensuring the manning provision is correct and that the hours are properly recorded.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

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. Resumes are only being considered up until April 18th at 5pm.


You are cordially invited to join the F.O.W. Tenth Anniversary Party on April 24, 2014, Three Sheets Saloon West 3rd and Sixth Avenue @ 4:30.

Over the last ten years, the F.O.W. has been merging devoted Union Carpenters who hold woodworking in high regard and proven a commitment to the craft. Participate in celebrating ten years of uniting hundreds of dedicated union woodworkers and raising the standard of Architectural Woodworking in New York City.

Our meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. New meeting location pending. Our next will be on March 27, 2014 at the above address.

We have many exciting things planned for the upcoming New Year. Up-date your membership & inquire information about the F.O.W. Certified Out Of Work list.

Please contribute to our fundraiser by purchasing a F.O.W. 10th Anniversary T-Shirt!! 

Click here! Made in the U.S.A.

Tuer Frater!


Job Steward Alliance Spring Assembly

Please join us at the next meeting being held at the New York City District Council, 10th floor on April 2, 2014 @ 4:30 - 6:30. If you haven't been to a meeting in a while, this will be a good occasion to catch up and see the good things the JSA is achieving and stay involved in your union.

We are happy to announce that we will be having special guests from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Mrs. Tara O’Rourke and other representatives will be joining us in what will prove to be a very informative and educational assembly for all Job Stewards.

Please come down and invite as many Job Stewards as you can to participate in this essential event. This is your union and you are on the frontline's of safeguarding the membership and yourselves. This conference will help one with the tools necessary to be educated and informed of worker and especially Job Stewards rights in the work place.

We also may have a visit from De Walt with some of their new "Made in the USA" tools with special attention given to safety, one of the many Job Stewards responsibilities on the job.

There will be new JSA decals to distribute for all.

For more information, contact Bill Walsh 646-247-4380


Court Order from Judge Berman re Removal of Specific Prior Notice Requirements

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 5(b)(i)(l), (2), (3) and (4), and paragraph 5(c)(i), of the June 3, 2010 Stipulation and Order, the Court hereby authorizes the District Council to take the actions specified in the aforementioned paragraphs without (if it elects) giving prior notice to the Review Officer. This Order applies until further notice by the Court and is issued on consent of the District Council, the Government, and the Review Officer.

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