Labor Day Message from EST Joe Geiger

09.03.2018 L Boudreau

Brothers and Sisters,

Each year, Labor Day is a chance to not only relax and spend time with loved ones, but reflect on our movement and our union, the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters. As we celebrate, let’s not forget all the hard work it took to get here and all that we must accomplish still.

This is why we must not remain complacent while non-union is getting stronger. We need to look at what we have achieved thus far and make decisions to grow and strengthen our union. The NYC District Council of Carpenters prides itself in modernizing our approach to securing work and strengthening our organization for the betterment of the membership.

We know that if we stick together we can make the progress that we need to survive and grow. Don’t let outside forces divide us. Because when we’re divided, we lose. Together we can make a stronger union and that begins with YOU. Our union comes first, and we need everyone to recognize that. This year, we are celebrating our 100-year anniversary. And, I know we can be a driving force for our membership and our industry for another 100 years if we just stick together.

Enjoy Labor Day with your family and friends because it has been well earned. And come march with our union next Saturday morning, September 8, in the annual Labor Day Parade. We’ll be assembling on East 46th Street between Fifth Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue. Remember that it has always been workers uniting and raising their voices together that has gotten us this far, and that will protect us in the future as well.

I wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day.

Joseph Geiger
Executive Secretary-Treasurer


Come join the us as we march in NYC’s Annual Labor Day Parade!
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
9:30 AM
Assembly Location: East 46th Street between 5th Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue

There will also be a Labor Mass to celebrate the dignity of the worker before the parade at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. To attend morning mass, please arrive at the church at 8:00 a.m.