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Time Will Tell

Congress has passed the largest piece of tax reform legislation in more than three decades. As always, the devil is in the details. As the federal and state tax codes are amended to conform to the new legislation, time will tell to measure if there will be a positive impact to individual, corporations and the overall economy as experienced in the roaring 80’s. Only one could hope!

Locally, we have hammered out the details in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the 1974 Drywall Tapers Union. Once executed, visit our website for more details. Our contract negotiations with the New York City District Council of Carpenters is ongoing and we will update the membership as we make progress toward a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

I would also like to congratulate Executive Secretary Treasurer Joseph Geiger of Local 1556, President Stephen McInnis of Local 157, Vice President Michael Cavanaugh of Local 740 and the rest of the Solidarity Slate team on their recent success in the December 2017 elections.

I am pleased to inform our membership that the 2018-19 scholarship applications for the Wall Ceiling and Carpentry Association Scholarship Program are now available. To be eligible for this award, you must:

• be a high school senior or a freshman, sophomore or junior in college and must have at

least one parent who is a member in good standing of: the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (New York City District Council of Carpenters or Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters); District Council No. 9 IUPAT; Drywall Tapers Local Union 1974; Local 46 Metallic Lather & Reinforcing Ironworkers or Local 66 Laborers LI.


• have worked for a WC&C Contractor Member for a minimum of four weeks in the 2017

calendar year.

Visit for more information or to apply.


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