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On May 23, 2012, a group of retirees, by and through their attorney, The Law Office of Harvey S. Mars LLC, filed a lawsuit against the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund, which they allege among other things, that the retiree class will be required to pay substantial monthly and other co-payments for what were previously free benefits and their participation in the plan will be terminated unless such premiums are paid.
On July 17, 2014 without mention of the lawsuit, the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund announce that a plan has been approved for the restoration of dental coverage, as well as a fifty percent reduction in retiree premiums.
Below is a letter dated July 18, 2014, from the attorneys representing the Welfare Fund to Judge Paul Oetken stating that the parties have reached a settlement of this matter in its entirety.
Join us on Monday and lets make some noise and turn this job UNION!
There is a rally scheduled on Monday July 21, 2014 at 8:00, at 25 Broadway, Manhattan, across from the Financial Bull downtown.
Tribeca Floors is the target. They are installing wood flooring and sub flooring, paying their top guy $21/hr cash and no benefits and a regular worker gets $15 to $18 dollars/hr no benefits.
The Coordinator is Gerry Matthews, stop bye and show your support and receive your picket duty credit.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that a plan has been approved for the restoration of dental coverage, as well as a fifty percent reduction in retiree premiums. The reduction of retiree premiums will take effect September 1, 2014, while the restoration of dental coverage will be effective October 1, 2014.
PLA's Approved: $7.54 Off A Rate B12A
525 West 52nd St: 14 Story and 22 Story, 450,000 SF, 80% Market Rate, 20 % Affordable Housing, Approximately 200,000 Man Hours
225 East 39th St: 36 Story, 380,000 SF, 80% Market Rate, 20% Affordable Housing, Approximately 130,000 Man Hours
138 East 50th St: 50 Story, 257,000 SF, Hotel, Approximately 115,000 Man Hours
$4.00 Off A Rate B12A
53 West 53rd St: 70 Story, 728,000 SF, Residential, Approximately 235,000 Man Hours
The recommendation of the Executive Committee was to approve the following Project Labor Agreements and to amend the future Manhattan Residential/Hospitality PLA's addendums to reflect a $4.00 deduction going forward from the current $7.54 deduction.