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Monday
Mar312014

Enrollment form for HealthPlex 

Applications will now be accepted up until July 1st, 2014

 

To enroll, please complete the attached form and return to CCG no later than May 15th, 2014. 

Enrollments received before March 15th will be effective April 1st, 2014

Enrollments received before April 15th will be effective May 1st, 2014

Enrollments received before May 15th will be effective June 1st, 2014

 

For questions regarding the plans being offered, you may contact Healthplex via email at vmeinsen@healthplex.com or call 1-800-468-0466. For questions regarding enrollments or monthly billing, you may contact CCG via email at Local2790@ccgadmin.com

or call 1-888-416-4211

Please send your enrollment form to one of the following:

Email:  Local2790@ccgadmin.com           Fax: 1-404-585-3508

Mail: Local 2790 PO Box 813546 Smyrna, GA 30081

 

Thank you. 

 

Healthplex enrollment forms

Monday
Mar312014

Enrollement Extended! HealthPlex dental insurance being offered to 2790 members

Applications will now be accepted up until July 1st, 2014

 

By now, eligible members should have all recieved their enrollment package. If you did not receive one or have misplaced it, you can find the package attached below.

 

The initial Enrollment peroid began on March 1st and will continue through May 15th, 2014. If your form is received after the 15th of the month, your coverage will become effective the 1st of the second month. 

If you enroll by May 15th, there will be NO WAITING period for all covered services. If you do not enroll during the initial enrollment period and choose to enroll at a later date, you will have a waiting period of one year for all covered services. 

 

HealthPlex package

Thursday
Mar202014

Jacob Javits Convention Center Apprentice List

The Job Referral Office has established a separate list for 1st and 2nd year apprentices who wish to apply for employment at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (“Javits Center”).  All 1st and 2nd year apprentices are eligible to place their name on the list. 1st and 2nd year apprentices who place their names on the list will be eligible to complete an application for employment that will be forwarded by the District Council to the Javits Center.  The Javits Center will determine how many applicants it wishes to interview and whether to extend offers of employment.   All 1st and 2nd year apprentices wishing to place their names on this list should call the Out of Work List department at (212) 366-3330.  This list is ONLY to receive an application and a possible interview for employment at the Javits Center.

Application Process: Whenever the Javits Center requests applications, the Job Referral Office will contact 1st and 2nd year apprentices according to their position on the Javits Center list and give them the opportunity to come to the District Council to complete an application.

  1. 1.       If an apprentice declines the opportunity for any reason, his/her name will be removed from the list.  An apprentice who declines the opportunity may contact the Job Referral Office to have their name again added to the list to be considered for future opportunities.

 

  1. 2.       Apprentices who wish to complete an application for submission by the District Council to the Javits Center will be advised as follows:

 

  1. a.       They must come to the District Council at a scheduled date and time to complete an application
  2. b.      If they do not come within that time they will no longer be eligible and another person will be offered the opportunity in their place
  3. c.       The District Council will transmit completed applications to the Javits Center
  4. d.      Completing an application will not be counted as a referral for purposes of their eligibility to be on the Out of Work List.
  5. e.      The apprentice will be contacted by the Javits Center for an interview
  6. f.        They will be contacted by the Javits Center when work is available
  7. g.       Per the Out of Work List Rules, if they go to work at the Javits Center, they must inform the Job Referral Office and take their name off of the Out of Work List.

 

  1. 2.       Apprentices who complete applications that are forwarded to the Javits Center, or who do not come to the District Council to complete an application within the time period required, will have their names removed from the Javits Center list.

 

  1. 3.       The District Council Human Resources Director will oversee the application completion and forwarding process.  The Job Referral Office and the Human Resources Director or his/her designee will coordinate on as needed regarding apprentices expected to complete applications and those who actually do so.  
Tuesday
Mar182014

Javits Center accepting applications for upcoming auto show!

The Javits Center will be accepting Journeymen applications on Friday, March 21st from 2PM- 5PM and Saturday, March 22nd from 9AM- 5PM for the 2014 Auto Show. 

You must bring a valid state ID, social security card for payroll purposes and an up to date union card. Applicants please enter the Javits Center through the employee entrance at West 34th Street and 12th Avenue. 

Monday
Feb242014

Thank you!

Thanks to all those who helped with move from the NYC storage unit to the Queens unit: Giancarlo Rachiele, Andrew Murcaria, Ralph Vincenty, Rafael Pena, Frank Trojanowski and Robert Villata.





Wednesday
Feb122014

Change of Address Form

 

 If you have moved or changed your phone number, please click on the link below and 

print out a form to update your information and mail or fax it back to the local.

 Thank you

 

 Please print out, complete and return to the Local.

You must still contact the District Council and/or the Labor Technical college to update your records with the benefits department and school.

 


Change of Address Form

Tuesday
Feb112014

New Member/Initiations and Transfer Procedures

 

Notice to shop owners, shop stewards/foreman.

 

The procedure to initiate a new member is as follows:

The local does not take walk-in initiations. All potential new members must bring a "intent to hire" letter from their employer (on company letterhead) showing their start date, the local they wish to join, their level and whether they will be Tier 1 or Tier 2. 

An appointment must be made ahead of time in order to determine:

 1) If the candidate has ever been a member before. 

 2) What level he/she will be entering as (ex. Journeyman, Helper) 

 3) What the initiation fee and dues will be. 

 

The procedure to transfer out of the local:

The member that wishes to transfer from one local to another must surrender their union card to the financial secretary at the local union membership meeting. In order to be eligible to trasfer, you will need to be a member for at least six months in your current local and be up to date with your union dues. 

Monday
Jan202014

New Operation Watchdog for the Inspector General's office

I am very pleased to announce the launch of Operation Watchdog. We can all take this opportunity to unite in the fight against corruption. We have unleashed the most comprehensive Anti-Corruption fighting system in this Union’s history. Each member now has the power to check his/her hours as well as those of other members working on the same jobsite in real time on a daily basis by having the ability to view the hours posted by the jobsite Shop Steward.  Members will also have the ability to check on the crew size that the Shop Steward reports daily.
As a part of this program, the Office of the Inspector General has deployed a team of Jobsite Integrity Inspectors.  This action team, composed of retired carpenters, was developed with the intention of having a highly visible presence in the field in order to identify and deter any possible wrongdoing or corruption on the jobsites within the jurisdiction of the District Council and will work with the current staff of investigators and administrators from the Office of the Inspector General.  These Inspectors have the Time, Energy, and Commitment (T.E.C.) necessary to represent and assist the District Council in our goal of combating corruption.
In continuing with the ongoing efforts of this District Council to combat and deter corruption, the leadership and delegates of this District Council have added strong language to the Collective Bargaining Agreements in order to ensure compliance with this program.
Any member will have the ability to check their work hours and those of other members on the jobsite as well as the crew size reported daily on the internet in the privacy of his or her own homes.  If members suspect any wrongdoing, they will have the ability to send an e-mail directly to the Office of the Inspector General with the click of a button.  They also have the option of calling the NYC District Council of Carpenters Inspector General Hotline, (855)- UBC-TIPS, or the Review Officer’s Anti-Corruption Hotline, 877-712-4896. A flyer was been created with instructions for this process.
This new initiative will aid in our continuing effort to eradicate corruption from our Union.  By working together, we can secure a bettertomorrow.  See attachment
Sincerely,

Scott C. Danielson
Inspector General
NYCDCC
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GET INVOLVED: All DC and Local Union Meetings can be found on the main page of the District Council website in the Upcoming Events section. Also, check out the latest edition of the NYC Carpenter Magazine online.
www.nycdistrictcouncil.com<http://www.nycdistrictcouncil.com/>

Contact Us
If you are a member and have questions, comments or concerns, please email us at: communications@nycdistrictcouncil.org<mailto:communications@nycdistrictcouncil.org>
For general information:
Call: 212-366-7500
Or Write:
NYC District Council
395 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Monday
Jan202014

Brookfield and MWA press releases

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!



NYC CARPENTERS RATIFY HISTORIC AGREEMENT THAT SECURES JOBS FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS



New York, NY--The New York City District Council of Carpenters’ Delegate Body on Thursday, January 16, 2014 ratified a historic new agreement with Brookfield Properties--one of the country’s largest commercial real estate developers--that guarantees union carpenters jobs throughout New York City for the next 20 years.

“With this new agreement, the District Council is looking far into the future for our members,” said Stephen McInnis, President and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Pro Tem.

Brookfield controls 7% of all commercial office space in New York City and has plans to expand. This agreement is being hailed as the first time an owner has agreed to unionize their entire portfolio anywhere in the country.

By roll call vote, the delegate body approved the Brookfield Portfolio/Project Labor Agreement, which guarantees only unionized carpenters, will work in all Brookfield properties and developments though 2034.  Brookfield Properties is a commercial real estate corporation that owns, develops, and operates premier assets in the downtown cores of high-growth North American cities.  The agreement covers all new construction and all interior retrofitting and tenant related work.

With a current NYC portfolio of 25-million square feet of Class A commercial real estate office space, this agreement is estimated to bring in approximately 18 million work hours to the New York City District Council of Carpenters. These numbers are also expected to increase as Brookfield acquires and develops new buildings throughout New York City--all of which is now guaranteed to be built 100% union.

“It not only guarantees our members work through the good or the bad times, this unprecedented agreement also secures hard working New Yorkers’ healthcare and pensions,” McInnis added.

With more than 20,000 members in eight locals, the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters is one of the largest, most powerful trade unions in the construction industry.

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BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!





NYC CARPENTERS REACH DEAL WITH MWA THAT RESTORES BENIES AND HEALTHCARE



After months of heated negotiations and a strike, the New York City District Council of Carpenters’ Delegate Body on Thursday, January 16, 2014 ratified by roll call vote a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association of Greater New York (MWA), the multi-employer association that represents a dozen employers that operate shops that manufacture and install custom furniture and interior millwork.

“This has been a long, hard fight,” said Stephen McInnis, President and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Pro Tem. “But it was well worth it, given that this contract finally gives these members security and peace of mind.”

The approximately 350 members, who work for MWA employers, have been without benefits and healthcare since July 2013.  The new contract retroactively returns their benefits and healthcare, plus settles existing financial obligations.

This 10-year agreement comes on the heels of stalled negotiations and a 3-week-long strike in July against the MWA. As part of this contract, the delegates also approved a settlement between the District Council, the Benefit Funds, the MWA, and the twelve MWA member-employers that resolves all outstanding benefits’ funds employer contribution delinquencies, three pending federal lawsuits, and contested arbitration awards.

By entering into these agreements the District Council aims to make its members whole for all the delinquent benefits earned during this period. Members who qualify under the plan rules will also be given retroactive medical coverage back from July 1, 2013 and going forward.

With more than 20,000 members in eight locals, the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters is one of the largest, most powerful trade unions in the construction industry.



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EST Special Election Headquarters

Go to www.nycdistrictcouncil.com<http://www.nycdistrictcouncil.com> to view candidate profiles, Q/A from the RO, campaign lit and debates

All ballots must be received by AAA by 5PM on Thursday, January 23rd. Ballots will be counted on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the AAA office.

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Check out “Build Up NYC Together We Win - Victory in Staten Island!!” by NYCDCC

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at http://vimeo.com/84223481

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Local 2790 office will close whenever NYC Schools are closed due to poor weather conditions

As per personnel policy, the office will be closed when NYC schools are closed due to poor/severe weather.