Saturday, November 19, 2011

NYCDC Election Update: Franco vs Bilello

Candidates speak to an empty room at Javits center.
On Wednesday November 16, the New York City District Council of Carpenters held an election forum at the Javits Center which was moderated by Review Officer Dennis Walsh.

Only about 100 members were in attendance, (most were paid staff) in a room that could accommodate 5000.

There is not a lot of excitement within the rank and file for the two candidates for EST, especially after Walsh disqualified 16 of the 34 candidates at the nomination meeting on Wednesday October 12.

I put together the opening and closing statements of Daniel J. Franco and Michael Bilello, candidates for Executive Secretary Treasurer.

The American Arbitration Association will mail ballots on November 21, 2011, to all eligible members to vote for District Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, President and Vice President. All ballots must be returned by mail to the AAA by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2011.

To view more video of the forum including candidates for President, Vice President, Conductor, Warden and Trustee click here.

iPhone and iPad users click here to view video.

EST Debate from John Musumeci on Vimeo.


  1. After Reading the Essays, attending the Debate in person, my vote's will be Franco for EST, Lebo for President Schuler for Vice President. This in my opinion is the BEST CHOICE for the Rank and File Membership of the NYCDCC.


  3. The conductors were never given a chance to ask questions. I would love to ask Scott Belford how he did nothing while his pal Jeff Pisanti stole money under his nose? Also he was up Mike Forde's ass all the time to get his appmt. He needs to be sent back on his knees, where he can thank God for being employed this long with no skill in anything! This pot-head once showed up on a job and said "I'm a shop steward, your not going to make me work are ya?" I was there and heard him say it! He won't remember cause he was stoned!

  4. take your hand out off my pocket


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