Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who is the Bloom Law Firm and Why Is Lisa Bloom Suing Douglas McCarron and His Cronies For $50 Million Dollars

General President Douglas J. McCarron
By Silence Dogood

Despite erroneous misinformation being spread that Mike McCarron has taken a dive and made a deal with UBC General President Doug McCarron. Despite erroneous misinformation being spread by Doug McCarron that he has over $600 million of rank and file members money to persecute Mike McCarron while Mike has nothing. Despite erroneous misinformation being spread that Douglas McCarron has silenced little brother Mike McCarron, it appears these are blatant lies.

It appears Mike Mccarron is far from done fighting and has made no deals. It appears we will see if Doug McCarron and his cronies will be allowed to abuse any more of rank and file members money to continue this persecution of Mike McCarron .

We will see if rank and file members money will be abused in defense of the counter lawsuit for 10 causes of action at $50 million each filed by Mike McCarrons new lawyer Lisa Bloom of the prestigious Bloom Law Firm of NYC.

The Bloom law firms Lisa Bloom, is known as a prominent attorney, author and legal analyst. She has appeared as a legal expert on networks such as CBS and CNN. Attorney Bloom is The Today Show’s legal analyst and appears frequently on NBC Nightly News, Morning Joe and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She is also now the attorney on record for Mike McCarron in his attempt to defend himself against the persecution from Douglas McCarron and his cronies as individuals and as United Brotherhood of Carpenters Officers.

Response to Judge Berman relating to Veto of Patrick Nee and Levy Messinetti as officers and delegates of Local 157

We write in response to the Court's Order dated July 25, 2014, issued following the Second Circuit's Summary Order dated July 23,2014 in this matter. The Circuit vacated the Court's decision of October 23, 2012 upholding the Review Officer's veto of Patrick Nee and Levy Messinetti as officers and delegates of Local 157 and remanded the matter for further proceedings.

We write specifically to address the issues identified by the Court in its July 25 Order, i.e., whether the issues raised by Messrs. Nee and Messinetti in their July 2012 applications"remain ripe for consideration"and whether the RO's June 26, 2012 Notice of Veto was within his authority under the June 2010 Stipulation and Order, with citation to "appropriate background, context, and authority which may help to resolve any 'ambiguity' perceived by the Second Circuit."

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unions, Activists Align on Affordable Housing

A group of New York City construction unions have forged a coalition with affordable housing activists to ratchet up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to require organized labor in the building of 80,000 lower-cost apartment units over the next decade.

The unions say they will begin supporting a call for 50% of the new units to be set aside for lower- and middle-income residents, a key tenet of the housing advocates' agenda and a departure from past practice in the city.

Unions are also willing to make an unusual concession, accepting wages that are 40% lower than normal union pay on affordable-housing projects in certain neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and upper Manhattan for a new class of workers with less experience than existing members, many of them drawn from local communities.

The coalition would bring together two powerful interest groups who have traditionally been at odds. Much affordable housing has traditionally been built without union labor because developers, advocates and policy makers say that higher wages means fewer units.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Letter to Judge Berman from the Review Officer

Dear Judge Berman: I write as requested by the Court in its Order of June 6”‘ to comment on the proposed Stipulation and Order and Independent Monitor.

I said in the conclusion to my Fifth Interim Report that the shared goal of all concerned with the District Council “is an autonomous District Council, governed wisely by members who flourish in a sound democratic system.” I cited Emerson’s guidance that “bolts and bars are not the best of our institutions” and said “that which will serve the members best” will be the product of their intellect and hard work, integrity and courage.” Fifth Interim Report at 42. The difficulty in this regard is of course devising a method to determine when the leaders of the District Council and its Benefit Funds are capable of meeting the responsibility to prudently conduct the business of the Union and the Funds in a continually compliant manner. Though that time may be near, I believe that some mechanism must be in place to insure that the investment of time, money and intellect made by the parties, the Court and my office is protected.

NYCDCC vs. Assn of Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries of NY, Inc.

This dispute arises out of the WCC’s claim that the International Agreement executed between it and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (“UBC”) the parent of the WCC, supersedes the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the WCC and the DCC. The DCC seeks to set aside an arbitration award issued on July 22, 2014 in favor of the WCC.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Office of Dennis M. Walsh The Review Officer 90 Civil 5722 (SDNY) (RMB)


Supervision and Conduct of Elections 

Pursuant to Paragraph 5.k of the Stipulation and Order entered on June 3, 2010, in the matter of United States v. District Council, et al., 90 Civ. 5722 (SDNY) (RMB) and the Court’s Order of July 7, 2014, the elections referenced herein are being supervised by the Review Officer.

The nomination and election of officers of the District Council of New York City and Vicinity of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the “District Council”), specifically, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, President, Vice President, Warden, Conductor and three Trustees, will take place as follows:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Arbitrator Rules on Wall and Ceiling Association International Agreements

This dispute arises out of the WCC’s claim that the International Agreement executed between it and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (“UBC”) the parent of the WCC, supersedes the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the WCC and the DCC. It seeks a declaration to that effect. The DCC asserts that the local contract is not superseded by the International Agreement.