Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Job Posting: 1556 Council Representative Wanted

The New York City District Council of Carpenters is seeking to hire Dockbuilders and Timbermen from Local 1556 to be Council Representatives. The selected candidates will have had direct and substantial experience in the jurisdiction and work of the Dockbuilders and/or Timbermen and be knowledgeable about 1556’s main Dockbuilding and Timbermen CBAs.

To be considered, candidates must be Dockbuilders or Timbermen and members in good standing of 1556 and be a member since at least March 21, 2004. Successful candidates will have strong working knowledge of the trade, including the Collective Bargaining Agreement, job site safety, and the grievance filing process. Council Representatives who work in the Business Center are responsible for:

  1.  Ensuring that members and contractors are in full compliance with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Receiving and responding to job site complaints, Collective Bargaining Agreement issues and grievances. 
  4. Providing member services, both in person and over the phone. 
  5. Reviewing Shop Steward Reports, ensuring the manning provision is correct and that the hours are properly recorded.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to Dana Brownstein, Human Resources Director at dbrownstein@nycdistrictcouncil.org or drop them off at the 9th floor desk in the reception area. Resumes are only being considered up until April 18th at 5pm.


  1. How come a council representative used to be required by Dennis Walsh to cross train and learn the whole carpenter trade to represent the members and now they are only hiring dock builders for these positions?
    Past dock builders and timber man have been Business reps on drywall and woodwork jobs. They even used to pair up reps so they would have the trade covered. Boy things are changing down there at the Council. Maybe if a woodworker was elected EST there would be woodworkers being hired as reps?

  2. Now that Dennis has his sights set on other personal goals, he could care less

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