Monday, November 14, 2011

Important Contract Negotiations Update

Request to call special meeting before delegate vote.

Under Section 33(B) of the UBC Constitution, the Local President has the power to order the Recording Secretary to "call special meetings when requested in writing by five members in good standing."

After several contract extensions, the New York City District Council of Carpenters has reached collective bargaining agreements with all contractor associations.

It is expected that final changes to the agreements will be made by the close of business TODAY, and the agreements will be posted on the District Councils website for review by the membership by Friday, November 18, 2011.

UBC supervisor Frank Spencer, is expected to call for a vote on the agreements by the newly elected delegates to the District Council sometime during the week of December 5th.

Time is of the essence, if you care about your future, and want to have your voice heard, we urge ALL members to write, email and call their respective local union presidents TODAY and request a "special meeting" on or before December 2nd, in order for the membership to review, discuss and comment on these agreements before the delegates vote.

You can email Local 157 at , subject: "Special Meeting" and write, Dear President Pat Nee: I respectfully request you call a "special meeting" on or before December 2nd, for the purpose of discussing the collective bargaining agreements before a delegate vote is taken (include your name and UBC number). Do not wait, DO IT NOW!



  2. Does Pat Nee still have this authority now that he's been put under Notice for a Willful Violation for writing Unauthorized checks? Or is there some clause or rule that stipulates he lost this authority, among others, when he was served notice?

    If he in fact no longer retains this authority to call for a Special Meeting (which we want), I would find the timing suspect and incredibly convenient for anyone that isn't a rank and file member.

    Does anyone know what the situation is with him being on Notice and his involvement or lack of in these negotiations and any following proceedings?

  3. Just sent a notice to local 157 to Voice for my VOTE & for CHANGE.


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