Members Voice Won!

June 23rd '16

of CArpenters Local 157, New York City

Our Platform 

Theodore Roosevelt

  • No more Project Labor Agreements (PLA)!
  • No more givebacks to the contractor!
  • Same work same pay!
  • No medical deductible for retirees!
  • District Council employees and leadership need to be held accountable to the membership!
  • No District Council raises if the men and women in the field do not get a raise as well!

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."

Working Hard For You

The Members' Voice Party is the necessary response to the lack of representation working carpenters were receiving in their local and regional union government.

We are a group of rank and file carpenters, we work on the tools day in and day out. With that we have an understanding of what issues face union members and their families that no paid employee of the district council can ever understand.

Your voice is needed now more than ever. With the briskly changing times in construction in New York City, we need to work together to preserve principles that protect our families and union. Sadly, when one looks at the voting records of some delegates, it appears they are completely out of touch with the average carpenter working in the field today. The members of Local 157 and their families deserve leadership that understands their needs and situations.

We work hard to represent the carpenters of Local 157 and welcome member input and support. We also encourage members of all the Locals' in The New York City District Council of Carpenters to stand up and demand the representation they deserve!