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Meeting Update



The July 10, 2019 meeting has been cancelled due to a last minute meeting room conflict. 

When the Guild was started, our meetings were held at 395 Hudson Street, our building. They provided a space in the unused section of the Labor Technical School that filled our needs. Unfortunately, The District Council cannot find a place for it's Retiree's  

to have our monthly meetings in our own building. We must now go elsewhere and find a space. We are currently looking for a new location. Please check back here for updates on meetings moving forward. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our Retirees. If you have any thoughts on this, please call the District Council and voice your opinion.       

About Us


A Brief History

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. 


New York City District Council Retiree’s Guild Officers

President – Bill Walsh 

 Vice President – John Diaz 

Recording Secretary – Marc Rodriguez 

Secretary/ Treasurer – Walter Clayton 

Trustee – Robert Ramirez 

​Warden - Mark Tessar


Maintaining Ties and Apprentice Mentoring

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. 

50th Annual Graduating Apprentice Open House and Exhibits

April 24th, 2019 -- 8:00am & 4:00pm.


We would like to invite you to the 50th Annual Graduating Apprentice Open House and Exhibits on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm at 395 Hudson Street, NYC.

This years’ graduating apprentices will partake in building projects for the trades of General Carpentry, Interior Systems, Dock Builder & Timbermen, Floor Covering and Millwright. Due to the limited number of graduating Cabinet Maker apprentices, they will be exhibiting and demonstrating techniques used in their trade. The Carpenters Training Center will be exhibiting and demonstrating Health & Safety training, along with Commercial Diver training.

Each year, manufacturers of construction tools and equipment and signatory contractors are invited to participate and demonstrate their products and techniques. Our event draws in hundreds of people each year, to view the latest products available in the industry and to observe our apprentices demonstrate their skills acquired throughout their apprenticeship training.


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