Giving Back to our Union & Communities.
Giving Back to our Union & Communities.
The New York City District Council Retiree's Carpenter Guild hopes your family stays safe during these very challenging times. We look forward to everyone getting Vaccinated so we can try to get back to normal.
October 13, 2021, Next Zoom Meeting!
Click On Link Below To Join Meeting:
Make sure to download the "Zoom" App onto your
PC or cell before you go to the link below.
All NYC Retired Carpenters are invited to join in our monthly "Zoom" meetings.
When: Every second Wednesday @ 2:30.
Register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
Unfortunatlly, there will be no Labor Day parade again this year. On Sunday, September 12th, the District Council will march alongside other members of the building trades in the Heart 9/11 Commemorative March to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. We will honor our 18 brothers who tragically lost their lives at the World Trade Center, as well as all the first responders and recovery workers, many of whom who were union carpenters. If you would like to march, please register by filling out the following form by Friday, Sept. 10th : https://forms.gle/oZ9ntHznbYGcXV7J9
It was a nice day with friends and fellow Carpenters on the open seas aboard the RCG’s 2021 Fishing Trip! Captain Dave’s “III” leaving from Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn navigated the ocean to catch the Fish of the Day. Once approved, we will be planning another trip in the near future. Thanks to John Diaz!
With the recent release of the vaccines, we understand that you may have some questions. As such, we would like to provide you with support and information to help you navigate through this next chapter of the pandemic. The NYCDCC Welfare Fund, through Empire BlueCross BlueShield (“Empire”), Express Scripts, and UnitedHealthcare (“UHC”) for Medicare-Eligible Retirees, is committed to helping you stay healthy while giving you peace of mind.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine covered?
YES. The vaccine will be covered at no cost to you or your family during this national public health emergency, regardless of where you receive the vaccine and whether you present your Empire, Express Scripts, or UHC card.
Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine
According to government sources, including the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), a COVID-19 vaccination provides potential to be one of the safest ways people may be able to return to what they remember as normal. Learn how the NYCDCC Welfare Fund covers the vaccine and your vaccination, how health authorities are ensuring vaccine safety, and when the vaccine will be available by reading below.
If you have questions about coverage for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can contact:
Additionally, if you need assistance in finding a site that is giving vaccinations, you can utilize the resources below. Please note that site locations are dependent upon the city and state that you live in, and each of these areas have different applicable rules and requirements for receiving the vaccination.
Message from EST, Joe Geiger
It has come to our attention that scammers are trying to get personal information from union members by calling them and claiming to be with a pension trust fund. The scamming caller typically tells the member that they need his or her social security number or SIN in Canada, date of birth, bank account number, and other information under the
guise of issuing pension benefits.
Authorized staff from a trust fund or union should never reach out to you and ask you to provide personal information, such as social security numbers and birthdates, over the phone. They might ask you to confirm information they provide but
should never ask you for that information.
If you are ever unsure about whether the person calling is from the entity they claim to be from, you should let them know that you will call them back using the published phone number for them. Do not give them your personal information.
You can find a directory of trust funds and regional councils on the UBC's website:
The UBC Communications Team
If you are a retired member who is covered by United Healthcare, you may be entitled to an $80.00 Quarterly benefit for over the counter items supplementing products. This benefit is a great resource to purchase supplies such as vitamins, health products and most over the counter items one may need. Go to Firstlinemedical.com - call 800 933 2914 or call your United Healthcare representative about how to sign up. It doesn't cost you anything out of pocket and is very valuable to those living on a fixed income or not.
Here is the direct link: https://www.healthproductsbenefit.com/
Mandatory Union Activity is Resuming!
Starting July 1, 2021, all members, including retired members and members from other jurisdiction who work 99 or more hours in the jurisdiction of the NYCDCC will need to perform mandatory Union Activity by Thursday June 30, 2022. Members will be assessed $500 later in the same year if Union Activity is not completed by June 30th. The member’s UBC work card cannot be updated by the Local until assessments are paid in full.
Keeping COVID in mind and the safety of our members, the NYCDCC is pleased to announce members will receive an email message with their receipt number after completing a Union Activity. All members are advised to contact the NYCDCC with the most updated email address and phone number. If members do not have an email address, members can also view their Union Activity History on the Union Fusion website.
Upon logging into Union Fusion, a member can go to meetings under their Home page and see their Union Activity History.
For assistance, please contact Union Activity at 212-366-7810 or the Communications Department at 212-366-7316.
The Guild would like to thank everyone who attends our monthly Zoom Meetings. We look forward to getting back together when the Corona Virus Pandemic is over. Please check back here for any updates on upcoming "in person" meeting announcements. Moving forward, please join us at our monthly "Zoom" meetings being held on the second Wednesdays at 2:30 pm.
https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upwodemsqTgpGdb9n6U2G2PBzb5kCxI3jv2L Please join us at our future meetings bring your concerns and questions. Together we can make our Union better for all Retirees & active Carpenters.
The New York City District Council Retiree’s Guild was chartered in September, 2015. The Guild represents nine local unions in the five boroughs of New York City. The Retiree’s Carpenters Guild (RCG) invites all eligible retirees to join the Guild and enjoy the various events throughout the year.
The object of the Club is to promote the common interests of Retirees from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters of America by initiating and implementing educational, community, and social activities of interests to its membership.
President – Bill Walsh
Vice President – John Diaz
Recording Secretary – Marc Rodriguez
Secretary/ Treasurer – Walter Clayton
Trustee – Robert Ramirez
Warden - Mark Tessar
The Guild exists to foster and maintain ties among us, keep informed of policies affecting our well-being, provide a communication channel with the New York City District Council, and offer interesting social and recreational activities. Over numerous years of service, our members have learned what makes this Union great, shared their knowledge and experience so apprentices could learn the proud trade of Union Carpentry.
Generations of Carpenters passing on tradition constructing New York City’s buildings and infrastructure. We will always be grateful to those who served before us and look forward
to passing on our tradition.
There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.
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