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2011 NYCDCC Officer Election Results

2011 NYCDCC Officer Election Results - Dec 16, 2011

Ballots: 19711 mailed-out; 5133 received; 119 "set-aside"; 5014 counted.

Votes: EST: BILELLO 2932, Franco 1739. Pres: LEBO 1939, Tyzner 1829, Kelty 1126. VP: CAVANAUGH 2678, Schuler 2187.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank You

Dear fellow supporters ,

Though I am not at this time able to fully impart my appreciation, I nevertheless need to sincerely thank you, the 1739 members, for your vote. I am greatly honored and encouraged by your support. Though I was not elected I do not view it as defeat and I will continue to address our union's issues and press for correction through transparency, honesty and accountability.

In solidarity,
Daniel J. Franco

Thursday, November 17, 2011


The 2011 NYCDCC Officer election is via mail-in-ballot.
Ballots will be mailed-out Mon, Nov 21, 2011.
Ballots must be returned by Thu, Dec 15, 2011.
Vote top-line Franco for EST

Vote Kelty for President
Please mail-back your ballot ASAP to ensure receipt by Thu, Dec 15, 2011.

  • Democracy
  • 50/50 - The Union and the Contractors are a partnership and we should meet each other half-way
  • Better Organizing and Increased Job Opportunities:
    •    Educating and empowering all members to be an army of volunteer organizers
    •    Cover all markets from Hvy Commercial/Industrial/Highway to Residential to Manufacturing
    •    Cover more skills without trade raiding
    •    Prevent other trades from raiding our work
    •    Coordinating with other trades
    •    NYC Community Board involvement and influence
    •    Political involvement and influence
    •    'Smarter' contracts, such as PLA's that require contractors to have an apprenticeship and training programs for their workers
  • Informing, Educating, Empower the membership
  • Transparency: In-house and On-line
  • NYC local union members coming off our OWL first, then others
  • Contract ratification by the rank and file
  • Council Representatives covering their craft

  • Tyranny; McCarron;
  • Corporatism - Labor union as an employment agency
  • Cronyism - appointing to positions solely based upon relationship rather than ability/competency
  • Full Mobility
  • Pre-Apprenticeship/Helper/Scrapper
  • Local union consolidation without the approval of the members
  • PLA's with lower wages, benefits, and working conditions
  • Benefit Cuts, particularly for retirees
  • UBC Appointees

   Political Action

NYCDCC Benefit Funds

NYCDCC Labor Technical College (LTC)

NYCDCC Labor-Management Fund (LM)


Assessment and Fines