Carpenters RISE is a member-led, power-building campaign to empower our members to use their voice to protect union jobs and carpenter values.
To educate and engage our sisters and brothers on issues that directly impact our jobs
By joining a community board or finding other ways to give back to those in need
We bring members into the political process to hold elected officials accountable.
Supported labor allies and secured a 70% success rate for endorsed candidates in the 2021 elections.
Introduced and helped pass the General Contractor Liability Law to hold general contractors accountable for wage theft committed by their subcontractors.
In a historic City Council vote, ensured the approval of a new $450 million-dollar, 16-story medical facility that will be built entirely union.
And come back even stronger with a 91% success rate in the 2022 elections!
With support in the State Legislature, we ended the 421A tax incentive program, which cost New Yorkers over $1 billion dollars a year in lost revenue and failed to create good paying jobs or affordable homes.
Successfully served as the deciding factor in the City Council approval of a 4-building rezoning on Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx, after Council Member Marjorie Velazquez pushed the developer to hire union carpenters.
Carpenters RISE is a union-wide effort to educate, organize, and empower members in the political process. Under EST Joseph Geiger’s leadership, members now interview and recommend the candidates we endorse, learn how to make their voices heard, and build the power we need to put union carpenters to work.