Friday, April 13, 2012

Seeking Council Representatives

The New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters is searching for active members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters who are interested in the position of COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE within the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters. We are seeking aggressive, dedicated Union members that are committed to building the ranks of our membership and protecting our work throughout our geographical jurisdiction.

If you are the individual we are looking for to serve the Council in this capacity, please prepare and send your resume outlining your qualifications and skills along with your completed and notarized 504 affidavit of eligibility to the following address:

New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters 395 Hudson Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10014 ATTN: Dana Brownstein, Director of Human Resources 3‐Day Hiring Process

Resume and Affidavit of Eligibility must be post‐marked or hand delivered no later than Monday, April 23, 2012 to be eligible for this process. Resumes are only being considered up until 5:00 pm on April 23, 2012. You may also e‐mail your resume to Dana Brownstein at, or drop it off at the 9th floor reception desk of the District Council. Once your resume is reviewed, we will contact you regarding possible attendance to a One‐Day Evaluation Session to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. As a condition of eligibility for consideration of employment, the following must be adhered to:

Members must have been initiated on or before May 12, 2002, providing for a sustained ten‐year membership minimum.

  • Members must be journeymen in good standing and actively working in the trade and meet all required qualifications stipulated in the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Section 31(d).
  • Members must submit a signed and notarized affidavit of eligibility (Section 504 of the LMRDA), which is included in this communication.

Successful candidates will have strong working knowledge of their trade, jurisdiction covered through our Collective Bargaining Agreements, and job site safety. The selected candidates must also successfully pass drug testing and background check requirements to be considered for employment, as well as have a valid driver’s license. The position of Council Representative also requires flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as extensive standing, walking, sitting, and driving as well as occasionally lifting up to 80 lbs. Depending upon your assignment, your responsibilities will include some combination of the following duties:

Ensuring that members and contractors are in full compliance with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Visiting job sites regularly, representing the District Council, evaluating job sites and the work being conducted, and ensuring that the Collective Bargaining Agreement and all relevant federal and local laws are being followed.

  • Receiving and responding to job site complaints, Collective Bargaining Agreement issues and grievances.
  • Providing member services, both in person and over the phone.
  • Reviewing Shop Steward Reports, ensuring the manning provision is correct and that the hours are properly recorded.
  • Conducting public demonstrations or pickets in all weather conditions with members at selected jobsites.
  • Providing members with receipt upon completion of their participation.
  • Attending daily briefings in morning and debriefings in the afternoon to report on daily activity.
  • Conducting handbilling and leafleting campaigns at selected locations.
  • Visiting job sites regularly to identify sub-contractors and speaking with non union carpenters for the purpose of documenting all information essential to conducting and supporting Area Standards campaigns.
  • Completing and updating job profile forms completely and accurately for each jobsite visited. Researching through various online websites to verify and enhance information gathered through visit.
  • Communicating with relevant parties (end users, building managers, architects etc.) our mission to inform the public when contractors are not upholding the Area Standard. Encouraging all parties to use only contractors that pay all their employees area standard wages on all jobs.
  • In some cases, speaking with and encouraging workers to sign representation cards and fight for union recognition through an NLRB election. Filing Unfair Labor Practice charges through NLRB where appropriate.
  • Attending public hearings in support or in opposition of construction projects depending on how they will affect our membership. Communicating with Police Dept. / Community Affairs officers when conduction demonstrations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Dana Brownstein whats her qualifications

  2. How do you become a Journeymen, without schooling, etc.. Please let me know! I have a list to fill!

  3. I can add to that list with no problem! if the District Counsil continues with their investigation. I will not send this to the i.g. This is an actual tape, names, places. This time we all will be the same color. I am


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