Monday, November 25, 2013

DECISION & ORDER

An (additional) conference in this matter is scheduled for December 4,2013 at 9:30 a.m.

The purpose of the conference is to further explore(and remedy)the delayed implementation of the anti-corruption "compliance procedures" called for in the recent collective bargaining agreements("CBA")between the District Council and the Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries of New York,Inc.,Building Contractors Association,General Contractors Association of New York,Floor Coverers Association,Contractors Association of New York, and the Cement League.

The Court remains concerned about the disturbingly slow pace of technology implementation, particularly because these matters have been pending since at least August 2012.

Also, as discussed at the November 18, 2013 conference,the Benefit Funds (Ryk Tierney) are directed to provide the Court with written information on all of the costs (IE., advisory fees,commissions,legal fees,etc.)associated with managing the investments of the Funds on or before November 26,2013.

11 comments:

  1. DROP DEAD UNITY TEAM !

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  2. Well we have all become accustomed to the first comment on all topics is "Drop dead unity team" This may be "cancer to all at the dc" as well. I have experienced these type of people on the job also. They have nothing of value to offer, so they repeat themselves like a parrot. Very sad people.
    Now we are faced with changes made, and more needed. The amount of time it takes for union personnel to submit facts and figures makes me feel that numbers are manipulated. Could we have electronic devices to accept funds and record deposits? Will it happen?
    We have a watchdog from the Government. Could he move quicker? Could he call for polygraph exams for important positions that can be corrupted? Will he?
    I am one of many who are frustrated with little results for the expenditure of mostly hard working members. I believe it's time to make it mandatory that all members actively working, must attend local meetings (or at least 4 per year) It certainly looks like some don't want more cooperation from their members.
    Respect the retirees, you will be one, and see the hardship they endure with less because of health care cost. Fix this first.

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  3. see also Hr'g Tr., dated Feb. 27,2013 2/27/13Tr. ), at 39:4-7 ( MR. ROSEN WC&C]: would say .. the full mobility and theaccompanying electronic] time reported is the lynchpin of he new collective bargaining]agreement ); d. at 19,51:15-23 ( MR WALSH Review Officer]: believe the sooner we etthe compliance program in place, the better. . t will I think lead to the elimination ofcorruption as we know t . . THE COURT: ou're of he same view, AUSA] orrance? MR.TORRANCE: es. ); Hr'g Tr., dated Dec, 19,2012, t 9:3-12 ( MR. WALSH: The ExecutiveSecretary Treasurer of he District Council announced at the last delegate meeting that he wasoptimistic that the other associations would recognize that the wall-ceiling contract is thebenchmark contract so that all of he other associations, rather than getting the give-backs offifteen to twenty percent that they had requested would, n fact, have to meet he rate increasesthat the wall-ceiling association has given to the district council in exchange for full mobilitywith the caveat that there be a compliance program with the electronic entry of he time. ).)

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    1. Rank & File members voted all but one Contract down, then, the sellout EST, in a bid to save his own ass & avoid being fired did a 180.

      Funny how the Wall-Ceiling Contract could become the lynchpin & benchmark contract for all others to follow, being that they're drywallers, the lowest skillset of the entire bunch. Sorry Doug, but the truth hurts.

      Moreover, it (the Compliance Program) should have been built upon a solid foundation first, much as like would be done in putting up a typical NYC high-rise, thus starting with the Pile Drivers Contract & following with the Cement League and so on.

      Instead, the R.O., taking Doug's que tried putting up the Walls & Ceiling first and adding the Piles & Concrete later.

      Now all wonder why the foundation crumbled, thus, on December 4th it will be send in the fools, or do we prefer send in the clowns?

      In either case, stay tuned, same bat time, same bat channel for yet another in a long sordid Misfit March to the Federal Courthouse for but another poor acting job by counsel for D.C., Contractor Associations Benefit Funds, the IT dummy's & Standard Data.

      Sounds like Judge Berman after patiently waiting from Nov 2011 through No 2013 has had enough of the bullshit and lies and wants results.

      Perhaps the so called brain trust had best cancel their Turkey Day plans and get the coffee pots fired up fro some long overdue Homework. Turn the I-phones & gadgets off ladies & get busy!

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  6. Bill Walsh Local 157November 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Thanks for the post John! If you didn't post it here on your site, members would never know about it. This important court date information continues to be ignored and posted onto the NYCDCC's web site!

    I took a photo on the tenth floor of the council about two months ago. Over 75 broken "state of the art" steward devices sit in limbo waiting for repair.
    I wonder if their are other cart fulls waiting in the back room?
    If you purchased a broken or defective product, would you return it for a refund?
    If you had eye glass coverage you would have better vision to see this and then you would grind your already hurting teeth! It's your money and members are being robbed!!!

    Each device cost $1000.00 plus the repairs, insurance, software up-dates, maintenance, newly hired staff to facilitate the new system and now the IG's Office hiring more staff to monitor the created problems of the two man jobs.
    My guess, over Two Million members dollars spent on this failed vision of accountability.
    This could have fixed a lot of teeth and eyeballs!!!

    There is nothing wrong with the old paper steward reports we have been using for years. They just need to be modernized and stiff penalties for the bad stewards who get caught is paramount.

    The " job steward" devices are not working. Millions of members wasted money spent. Corruption is festering and starting to seep back into our union as the NYCDCC attempts to get this system up and running. The contractors have been enjoying full mobility while our union is slowly being dismantled.

    "Job Stewards" are being asked to do more and more.Jumping through hoops to get certs they hardley ever use. Now that full mobility is in effect, the Stewards list may be moving a little faster but what about all the other brothers and sisters waiting?

    An (additional) conference in this matter is scheduled for December 4,2013 at 9:30 a.m.

    The purpose of the conference is to further explore (and remedy )the delayed implementation of the anti-corruption "compliance procedures" called for in the recent collective bargaining agreements("CBA")between the District Council and the Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries of New York,Inc.,Building Contractors Association,General Contractors Association of New York,Floor Coverers Association,Contractors Association of New York, and the Cement League.

    Maybe Judge Berman should hear from members about how the two man jobs are not working? The feeling of competition between members to become a company worker is rising on job sites to an unprecedented levels and how our money is being wasted while the IG's office is running around policing these newly created job problems? Makes one wonder if this was the plan from the start?

    The Court remains concerned about the disturbingly slow pace of technology implementation, particularly because these matters have been pending since at least August 2012.
    The Judge is going to listen to the members concerns if you go to court and speak up!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

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    1. Will you friend Berman with it?

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  7. Mr. B Walsh, Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    UUHHHHHHHHHHHHH don't be so sure;


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    The Judge is going to listen to the members concerns if you go to court and speak up!!

    We kept saying that the last time, and the time before & on & on...................


    Factually weren't you disappointed he did not? What has changed?

    Don't say he's finally coming around.

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