New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Unions Representing 20,000 Carpenters Endorse Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President

New York, NY – The New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America and its nine local unions endorsed New York City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President. With today’s announcement, Kallos has been endorsed by 72 district councils and local unions for Manhattan Borough President.

“When the Carpenters stood up to irresponsible developers who would put workers in dangerous situations just to make a buck, Council Member Ben Kallos was there and he will continue to stand with us to protect workers and residents alike as the next Manhattan Borough President,” said Joseph A. Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters.

“When the city uses tax dollars to subsidize development, those dollars should be creating good paying jobs with training necessary for safer construction. Council Member Ben Kallos has worked alongside the Carpenters for prevailing wages and training on dozens and dozens of city projects. We need Ben Kallos as our next Manhattan Borough President to fight for good paying jobs and training on every tax payer subsidized project,” said Michael Cavanaugh, Vice President of the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters.

“Our Carpenters build everything that makes our city so great from our high rises to our docks, from the cabinets to the floor, and even keep our industry working,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “We have worked together over the years to protect workers throughout our city and it would be my honor to continue representing them and working families throughout our city as the next Manhattan Borough President.”

The New York City District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America is a representative body comprised of nine individual Locals and over 20,000 union members. The District Council functions as the voice for thousands of New York City’s most dedicated and skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers and Industrial Workers. Above all else, the District Council is dedicated to guarantee that every worker in our represented trades has rights in the workplace, a fair wage, a healthy family and hope for the future. The construction industry is prone to exploitative and dangerous conditions in the workplace; our efforts are to eliminate those tendencies through strong advocacy and direct action. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries.

New York City locals:

  1. Local 20 – Carpenters – Staten Island
  2. Local 45 – Carpenters – Queens
  3. Local 157 – Carpenters – Manhattan
  4. Local 212 – High Rise Concrete
  5. Local 740 – Millwrights & Machinery Erectors
  6. Local 926 – Carpenters – Brooklyn
  7. Local 1556 – Dockbuilders & Timbermen
  8. Local 2287 – Resilient Floor Coverers
  9. Local 2790 – Industrial & Shop Workers

Ben Kallos, is a Democrat and Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus who has distinguished in his unwavering support for working families who have organized into labor unions. As a legislator, Kallos authored the law to count every injury and life lost on a construction site with steep fines for disreputable contractors that would hide injuries on the job (Local Law 78 of 2017). He was also a co-prime sponsor of laws to require site safety supervisors and safety training on construction sites. Kallos has also carried legislation to require prevailing wage, training, and apprenticeship on city-subsidized construction projects as well as to offer private sector workers to an auto-IRA retirement savings plan.

Kallos’ campaign previously announced the endorsement of 62 unions representing nurses, engineers, laborers, communication workers, and many more. Following the endorsement from New York City Carpenters, Kallos has now been endorsed by 72 New York State district councils and local unions 45 of whom represent workers in New York City.

“I am proud to have the support of our nurses, construction workers, civil servants, telecommunications and utility workers, who do the work that makes our city great,” concluded Council Member Ben Kallos. “We must support our working families in government, healthcare, at public utilities, and in the private sector, for a better borough.”

Union Endorsements of Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President

  1. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1
  2. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 7, Mosaic, Marble, and Terrazzo
  3. Communications Workers of America Local 1101
  4. Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12
  5. New York Professional Nurses Union
  6. Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA)
  7. Sheet Metal Workers Local 28
  8. Steamfitters Local 638
  9. Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2
  1. New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  2. Local 20 – Carpenters – Staten Island
  3. Local 45 – Carpenters – Queens
  4. Local 157 – Carpenters – Manhattan
  5. Local 212 – High Rise Concrete
  6. Local 740 – Millwrights & Machinery Erectors
  7. Local 926 – Carpenters – Brooklyn
  8. Local 1556 – Dockbuilders & Timbermen
  9. Local 2287 – Resilient Floor Coverers
  10. Local 2790 – Industrial & Shop Workers
  1. New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  2. IUOE Local 14
  3. IUOE Local 15
  4. IUOE Local 30
  5. IUOE Local 94
  6. IUOE Local 211
  7. IUOE Local 891
  1. New York State Iron Workers District Council

New York State Iron Workers District Council New York City Locals

  1. Iron Workers Local 40 – New York, NY
  2. Iron Workers Local 46 – Metallic Lathers– New York, NY
  3. Iron Workers Local 197 – Stone Derrickmen & Riggers – New York, NY
  4. Iron Workers Local 361 – Brooklyn, NY
  5. Iron Workers Local 580 – Ornamental – New York, NY

New York State Iron Workers District Council New York State Locals

  1. Iron Workers Local 6 – Buffalo, NY
  2. Iron Workers Local 9 – Niagara Falls, NY
  3. Iron Workers Local 12 – Albany, NY
  4. Iron Workers Local 33 – Rochester, NY
  5. Iron Workers Local 60 – Syracuse, NY
  6. Iron Workers Local 417 – Newburgh, NY
  7. Iron Workers Local 440 – Utica, NY
  8. Iron Workers Local 470 – Jamestown, NY
  9. Iron Workers Local 576 – Buffalo, NY
  10. Iron Workers Local 824 – Gouverneur
  11. New York State Laborers' PAC

New York State Laborers'

New York State Laborers' New York City Locals

  1. Laborers' Local 6A
  2. Laborers' Local 18A
  3. Laborers' Local 20
  4. Laborers' Local 78
  5. Laborers' Local 79
  6. Laborers' Local 108
  7. Laborers' Local 147 Sandhogs
  8. Laborers' Local 731
  9. Laborers' Local 1010
  10. Mason Tenders District Council
  11. New York Concrete Workers’ District Council
  12. Pavers & Roadbuilders District Council

New York State Laborers' New York State Locals

  1. New York Laborers’ District Council
  2. Upstate New York Laborers District Council
  3. Laborers' Local 17
  4. Laborers' Local 60
  5. Laborers' Local 66
  6. Laborers' Local 91
  7. Laborers' Local 157
  8. Laborers' Local 190
  9. Laborers' Local 210
  10. Laborers' Local 235
  11. Laborers' Local 435
  12. Laborers' Local 621
  13. Laborers' Local 633
  14. Laborers' Local 754
  15. Laborers' Local 785
  16. Laborers' Local 1298
  17. Laborers’ Local 1822

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