Frequently Asked Questions regarding Dissolution of Local Union 608Frequently Asked Questions:
How will the dissolution of Local 608 affect me?
Q. What happened to Local 608?A. Local Union 608 was dissolved to protect the best interests of our members. It was NOT merged. All members have been transferred to Local 157. In the near future, an Interior Systems Local Union will be established for which any member can join.
Q, Will the amount of my dues change?
A.No, your quarterly dues will remain $132.15
Q. Who do I make my check payable to?A. As of 12/14/10 all checks must be made payable to Local Union 157.
Q. Can I pay dues in the former Local Union 608 office?A. You can pay your dues in either Local 157 or former Local 608 office located in Manhattan. The Local 608 Bronx office is closed.
Local 157 West Side Office (former LU 608) Local 157 East Side Office505 Eighth Avenue 157 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10018 New York, NY 10010
212.643.1070 (phone) 212.685.0567/ 0568/ 0581 (phone)
212.643.2974 (fax) 212.725.6793 (fax)
Q. What are the office hours?A. The office hours of both offices are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Dues can be paid daily at both offices from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Q. Who will be working out of the local union offices?
A. There will be administrative staff members in each office knowledgeable about the daily operations of Local 157 and the former Local 608.
Q. Has the delegate body of Local 157changed?
A. At present, Local Union 157 delegates to the District Council have not changed. As the Council is under Supervision, the delegate body serves as an advisory board. The Supervisor will reevaluate all business operations and delegates as we move forward.
Q. Has this action affected the Executive Board of Local 157?A. The Executive Board of Local 157 has not been affected by this action. A list of the Executive Board members can be found at http://www.nycdistrictcouncil.com/index.php?id=143. The UBC Supervisor will reevaluate all business operations and representation as we move forward.
Q. Will the Out of Work List be affected?A. The Out of Work list will NOT be affected. You can put your name on either the Eastside, Westside, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island lists.
Q. Will my number on the Out of Work List be affected?A. Your number on the Out of Work List will remain the same.
Q. Will my benefits or annuity be affected?A. No.
Q. Will the Local 608 Scholarship and/ or recipients be affected?A. All scholarship awards will be honored. An advisory committee will be formed to address the future of the former Local Union 608 scholarship fund.
Q. When is the next Local Union 157 meeting?A. Local Union 157’s meetings will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm at
Our Lady of Pompei Church
Father Demo Hall
25 Carmine Street, NYC
(Enter at Carmine and Bleecker Street)
Source: NYCDCC website, http://nycdistrictcouncil.org/