At last night's Delegate Meeting, the Executive Committee, and EST Bilello, recommended an Agreement with the

Association of Wall-Ceiling & Carpentry Industries for “full mobility” so contractors may bypass the out-of-work list. Our 100-member Delegate Body approved the Contract by roll-call vote of 60-23, and then went on to approve 10% paycuts for the Hudson Yards PLA with Related. http://www.nycdistrictcouncil.com/Data/Sites/1/pdf/member-news/proposed-agreement-wall-ceiling.pdf Proposed Agreement Between the New York City District Council of Carpenters and the Association of Wall-Ceiling & Carpentry Industries of New York, Inc. WagesCurrent Wage/Benefit Package = $85.03 Upon Implementation of New CBA +$2.13 = $87.16 January 1, 2013 (or 3 months after implementation) +$2.40 = $89.56 July 1, 2013 +$2.40 = $91.96 July 1, 2014 +$2.40 = $94.36 July 1, 2015 +$2.40 = $96.76 July 1, 2016 +$2.40 = $99.16 There will be a supplemental wage increase from September 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 in the amount of $0.35 per hour in order to allow the elimination of the half day holiday pay for Christmas Eve and New Yearʼs Eve to take effect in the 2012 calendar year. If implementation of the new CBA occurs after September 1, 2012 the supplemental $0.35 increase will continue from implementation, until 4 months or 17 weeks has elapsed. Manning Provision- The first carpenter on the jobsite shall be the Foreman and may be selected by the Employer. The second carpenter shall be the shop steward referred by the Union. The remainder of the carpenters shall be selected by the Employer. Any employees not members of the NYCDCC shall be matched 1:1 from the NYCDCC Job Referral List. Two man jobs- For jobs only requiring two employees, the Employer will be permitted to work without a certified shop steward without a time limitation. Any employee who is not a member of the NYCDCC will be matched 1:1 from the NYCDCC Job Referral List. The Union will assign one of the two members with the duties of the shop steward. In the event of any violation of the two man rule, the contractor will lose this privilege for the remainder of the term of the contract. If there is a third employee dispatched by the NYCDCC Job Referral List, that employee shall be a certified steward and the steward will remain for the duration of that project. This is not to be used as a “head start.” Holidays- The last legal working days before Christmas Day and New Yearʼs Day are to become full day holidays. All work performed on these days to be paid at the double time rate. Shift Work- No premium on shiftwork provided the shift is a second shift starting immediately after the first shift. Off hour shift language to remain the same, however “starting no later than 8:30 p.m.” changed to “starting no later than 10 p.m.” Section 9(a) Agreement- both parties agree to enter into a Section 9(a) agreement upon demonstration by the NYCDCC of its majority status. The parties agree to utilize the services of a third party neutral (e.g., labor arbitrator or member of clergy) for this purpose. Dues Check-off- Employers agree to implement a dues check-off authorization system for the collection of working dues to be forwarded to the Union. Additional Notes: 1. The Wage and Benefit Increases are not tied to any benchmarks such as total hours worked and are guaranteed throughout the length of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 2. The Association of Wall Ceiling and Carpentry Industries of New York has never had and is not now requesting a Favored Nations Clause. 3. The Association will cooperate with the District Council to develop flexible Market Recovery Programs which will be satisfactory to both parties in an effort to recapture market share being lost to the non-Union segment.

UNION DELEGATES APPROVE NEW CONTRACT-- AND PAYCUTS!!

RALLY!!! AGAINST FULL MOBILITY, BACKDOOR DEALING, & SELL-OUTS!!! DEMAND FAIR REPRESENTATION, AND THE MEMBERSHIP VOTE ON CONTRACTS!!!
When: 3PM Thursday, August 23, 2012 Where: NYCDCC, 395 Hudson, on Clarkson Street
For more info visit: Local 157 Blogspot http://local157.blogspot.com NYC Carpenters Rank-and-File Organized http://nyccrfo.blogspot.com