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Entries in EST (9)


EST August Town Hall.



Pursuant to the Bylaws of the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters (the “District Council Bylaws”), Paragraph 5.k of the Stipulation and Order entered on June 3, 2010, in United States v. District Council, et al., 90 Civ. 5722 (SDNY) (RMB) (the “Stipulation and Order”) and the Order of the District Court issued on August 15, 2013, authorizing modified election rules, please be advised that the Review Officer (“RO”) will conduct a special election for the balance of the term of the office of District Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer (“EST”) which expires on January 11, 2015, as follows:

On August 27, 2013, each prospective candidate may begin to gather signatures of members in good standing on the nomination form (petition) available from the RO’s office on the 9th floor of 395 Hudson Street.

Prospective individual candidates who have collected at least 150 signatures must submit their nominating petitions to the RO by September 13, 2013.

On September 25, 2013 starting at 5:00 p.m., at the District Council, 395 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 (2nd floor), a nomination meeting will be held at which candidates approved by the RO may accept or decline nominations for the office of District Council EST.

The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) will mail ballots to all eligible members on October 21, 2013.

All ballots must be returned to the AAA by 5 o’clock p.m. on November 14, 2013.

Ballots will be counted at the office of the AAA, located at 120 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, New York, on November 15, 2013.

The Office

The duties and authority of and compensation for the office of EST are set forth in Section 10 of the District Council Bylaws.

More details can be found here


EST Candidates


Special Election Notice for Executive Secretary-Treasurer

In response to Review Officer Dennis Walsh’s (“R0”) August 14, 2013 letter application ("Application”) noting that it is “in the best interests of the Union to seek to fill the [Executive Secretary-Treasurer] vacancy as soon as possible," the Court hereby approves the request for a special election suspending certain election rules required by the District Council Bylaws as outlined in the Application and in conformance with the schedule set forth in the Application.

Dated: New York, New York August 15, 2013


Click Here for Court Order Calling for a special election to fill the vacancy of EST


Nailing down a contract: Carpenters’ strike would affect WTC, other construction sites


Important Message from the EST

Be advised, the New York City District Council of Carpenters have authorized a strike against the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association of Greater New York (MWA). Unless the MWA management agrees to a new, fair contract on or before June 30, 2013, the strike will start on Monday morning, July 1, 2013. All MWA shops will be struck, which cover half our Local 2790 members as well as MWA install jobs in Locals 20, 45, 157, and 926's jurisdiction.

These hard working members have already endured cuts to contract terms for a year due to an arbitration ruling. Now the MWA is asking to cut even deeper. We are still hoping for an acceptable agreement, but if one is not reached the DC will be on strike on July 1, against the MWA.

Attached you will find Shops locations.

Stay informed and look for more updates at .

Letters to BCA & CAGNY regarding Strike July 1 2013

List of companies we’re striking

List of picket locations and Biz rep contacts



Monday, June 3rd, 2013

4:30pm – 6:30pm

395 Hudson Street 

10th FL Meeting Room 


District Council’s Statement on RO’s Veto Removing Executive Secretary-Treasurer from Office

On Monday, April 29th, Michael Bilello, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters was vetoed by the court appointed Review Officer Dennis Walsh under the authority of the Stipulation and Order entered on June 3, 2010.

Stephen McInnis, President of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, after consulting with the District Council’s Executive Committee, will appoint an interim Executive Secretary-Treasurer in accordance with the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiner of America until an election takes place. The schedule of elections to fulfill the vacancy of the EST will be directed by Review Officer Walsh as per the Stipulation and Order.

The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters will continue to serve and represent our membership with integrity. We will continue to keep you informed of any new developments.


Notice of Veto by The Review Officer

Executive Secretary Treasurer Michael Bilello has been removed from office.

Please click here to read the notice of veto by the review officer