Thursday, May 23, 2013

Delegate Body Approves New BCA Contract

The New York City District Council of Carpenters’ Delegate Body on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 overwhelmingly ratified by a roll call vote a new collective bargaining agreement with the Building Contractors Association (BCA) that provides a nearly 11% wage and benefit increase over the life of the contract.

The new contract between the District Council and the BCA contains a new market recovery addendum created to put members to work on jobs previously lost to non-union contractors throughout the city.

In addition, members will see an increase in their wage and benefit package of $2.13 an hour upon implementation, and another increase of $2.40 on July 1, 2013, yet another increase of $2.40 ninety days after implementation, and then followed by another $2.40 increase July 1, 2014. The wage and benefit package will rise to $94.36 at the end of the deal, from a current level of $85.03.

This new agreement contains the same manning provisions contained in the Wall and Ceiling Agreement previously approved by the Delegate Body and federal court Judge Richard M. Berman, requiring employers to match all non-NYCDCC local members with a dispatch from the NYCDCC Job Referral list.

The NYCDCC Executive Committee and the BCA reached a tentative agreement in February. Now the Delegate-approved CBA containing the new manning provisions and anti-corruption compliance requirements has to be approved by Judge Berman before they go into effect.

Click to find out how your delegate voted.


  1. Only that 1/5 of the CDB was removed, and their votes on DC business were counted up till last night. Another successful RO/MInnis move.



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