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Franco for NYCDCC President 2012 - Platform

:: Elect Dan Franco NYCDCC President ::

if you want the President that:

  • will guide the Executive Committee and Delegate Body for the benefit of the membership.

  • will conduct after each delegate meeting an open forum to discuss any issues related to the NYCDCC.

  • seeks to provide to the delegate body timely reports and other information.

  • will report to the membership how the their delegates voted.

  • will attend at least one regular monthly meeting per quarter of each of the eight NYCDCC affiliated local unions.

  • will never to be 'bought and paid for'.

  • will not seek just change but correction. To remedy root causes rather than merely treat symptoms.

  • is not an employee of the NYCDCC, nor seeks to be.

  • will not seek or accept employment at any non-NYCDCC labor org. while President.

  • Is out-spoken against and opposes tyranny, which includes McCarron.

  • is pro-democracy and seeks direct membership vote for all NYCDCC and UBCJA officers.

  • seeks membership ratification of collective bargaining agreements (CBA's).

  • seeks to reform the Out-Of-Work-List (OWL) system to operate better by implementing a skills assessment system to determine competency for newly organized members/first time signers and members rejected by employers for supposed incompetency.

  • seeks to modify the OWL so that NYC local union members are selected prior to others.

  • opposes cronyism. A member must not attain any elected or appointed position for which s/he is not qualified for simply being family or a friend.

  • will oppose any agreement where our wages, benefits, and/or working conditions regress. If we cannot progress then at the very least we must stand our ground and maintain our current standards.

  • opposes 'Full Mobility'. Authored petition that requested Judge Berman deny 'Full Mobility'.

  • will continue to attend US v NYCDCC et al (1:90-cv-5722) and related court conferences and provide activity reports to the membership.

  • seeks to provide greater disclosure/transparency of all representational NYCDCC activities and financings while protecting confidential/personal information.

  • will report quarterly the accountings of the Benefit Funds to the membership in writing.

  • will report quarterly the accountings of the UBC and NYCDCC per capitia taxes to the membership in writing.

  • will report quarterly the accountings of the assessments (1% and $0.60) to the membership in writing.

  • seeks to reevaluate the Area Standards/ Organizing Department in order to produce better organizing efforts.

  • will report at least quarterly organizing activities to the membership in writing.

  • seeks without trade raiding, to add more skills and cover all construction markets for more employment opportunities.

  • will be accountable and responsive to members.

  • seeks to host at least quarterly NYCDCC meetings, open to all affiliated members, at which free and open constructive criticism and debate about our union will be encouraged.

  • will actively solicit and act upon the concerns and interests of members via membership surveys. Get ready to voice your opinion and often.

  • will inspire and educate before forcing mandates and fining.

  • is an advocate for better safety and health measures. At the end of every work day every worker should be able to leave their job not injured and healthy.

  • seeks to update the NYCDCC website.

  • seeks to use computer technology to provide information efficiently and widely. Members who provide their email address and/or mobile number will be emailed and/or texted.

  • seeks to reduce the cost of providing information and notification via electronic means where possible and allowable by law.

  • has corresponded via email, print, phone and in-person numerous times with RO Walsh, US attorneys, US DOL, Spencer, Ballantyne, Mack, Walker; to a lesser extent McCarron and Callahan; and many other directly involved members and government personnel.

  • seeks to set-up and in-house library with all available documents related to the NYCDCC and current and past affiliate LU's, such as council and local union bylaws, US DOL LM reports, 990's, 5500's, lawsuits, newspaper articles, etc.

  • seeks to provide more frequent communication. In addition to the quarterly NYCDCC Magazine, I intend to have produced an at least monthly newsletter with weekly/daily updates on the NYCDCC website.

  • will provide service divorced from partisan politics, race, or sex.

  • knows the 1994 Consent Decree.

  • knows the 2010 Stipulation and Order Regarding Appointment of RO.

  • knows the 2010 UBC Constitution.

  • knows the 2000 NYCDCC Bylaws.

  • knows the 2011 NYCDCC Bylaws.

  • knows the LMRDA; knows the NLRA.

  • knows Robert's Rules of Order.

  • is knowledgeable of the history and connections of the numerous current and former LU and council officers, delegates, and employees

  • has very good communication skills – both verbal and written.

  • can admit when wrong/incorrect.

  • is a Certified UBC Steward.

  • joined Local Union 257 October 1989.

  • completed four-year apprenticeship at the NYCDCC Labor Technical College (LTC).

  • was born in, is a resident of and a homeowner in the Bronx.

  • married 13 years; father of three boys - 11, 10 and 3.

We have a great union now, but lets make it better!
:: Elect Dan Franco NYCDCC President ::
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at any time.
You may contact me via email at danieljfranco1[at]
by mobile phone or text at (917) 226-3447.
I thank you for your time and your consideration.

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