|Check out the events schedule for the Union Participation Program through NERCC. Click the link and sign in with your Union# and the first initial of your first name and your last name. For example:
Don't forget to stay in touch with the Union Hall to be kept up to date regarding UPP opportunities right in our own neighborhoods. Recently carpenters from Local 24 volunteered to install new cabinets at the Gemma E. Moran/United Way Food Center.
The Gemma E. Moran Food Pantry services hundreds of New London County families in need. It was our pleasure to help ensure they are able to continue do so.
Left to right, Local 24 Carpenters: Ronald Giroux, Keith Beardsley, Greg Regan, Kevin Eimutis, Katherine Sebastian Dring(Relations Specialist with Gemma Moran) and Bob Beauregard.
2013-2014 Union Cards
We are now using digital imaging for 2013-2014 Member Cards. Members need to have a new photograph taken this year. If you have not already done so, please come in to either the Yalesville or New London Halls during their respective normal business hours.
If you need help writing a resume please call Teresa in the Organizing Department in the Wallingford Office or go to your local Unemployment Office where you will find professional, personal, and free assistance writing your resume. Please Visit the Connecticut Department of Labor Website to find your local office. The Department of Labor also offers a wide variety of free classes and courses to help you brush up on your resume, interview, and computer skills along with other helpful classes. Please feel free to send us your new resume along with any new/updated certificates so that we may update your Skill Set in the database.
Out of Work List
Members in good standing are eligible to be added to the Out of Work List. To get on the list please visit or call either the New London (860-442-6655) or Yalesville (203-265-6242) offices. Once added, you may come in to either office or call to have your entry updated on the Out of Work List. Please do not call both offices in the same day as there is only one Out of Work List. Please have your U# on hand when calling.
2013 Monthly Member Meetings Schedule
All meetings begin at 6pm.
| May 1st--New London|
July 3rd--New London
September 4th--New London
November 6th--New London
Monthly dues are payable on the first day of each month (Sec. 45B) as follows:
$24.00 Apprentice / Journeyman
$15.80 Retired / Disabled (has not met criteria of Sec. 50A / 50B)
$6.00 Retired / Disabled (has met criteria of Sec. 50A / 50B)
Options for Paying Dues
Please put your U# on All Checks and Money Orders. Cash is not accepted. Thank you.
At the Halls:
The New London Hall is open Monday-Friday 8am to 2pm. The Yalesville Hall is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm to take dues payments at the window. Please bring your card and book with you.
Send your Union Card and Book along with your check/money order made payable to: CT Carpenters Local 24
And mail to: OR mail to:
500 Main St
Yalesville CT 06492-1722
597 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320
Payments will be posted as soon as they are received with cards & books sent back the same day.
If you are unable to come during normal window hours, there are boxes at both the Yalesville and New London Offices. These boxes are checked every business morning. Payments made in this manner will be posted on the next business day.
Books/cards will be returned to the address on the back of your book, to ensure timely delivery, please be sure this address is current.
Are being taken in the Yalesville Office ONLY at this time. Please contact them for more information.
Online Through Your Bank:
You can set us up for automatic or individual payment through your bank just as you would do with any bill you may already pay this way. If you're unfamiliar with the process please follow these simple directions.
1-Go to your bank's website and log in
2-On your checking account screen find the link that says 'payees' or 'add payees'. If you can't find it, please email or call your bank for directions.
3-Add "Connecticut Carpenters Local 24" as a payee
You may use either of the following-
597 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320
500 Main Street Yalesville, CT 06492
New London Office-860-442-6655
Yalesville Office 203-265-6242
6-Your account # is your UBC#
From here it's up to you. You may set us up as an 'automatic payment' whereby your bank will automatically send the dues amount you select every month or you may select 'one time payment' to pay us either once or to do it manually at your convenience whenever you would normally go online to pay your bills.
Your book and card will be stamped/punched the next time you stop into either hall or mail it to us for marking.
If you have any questions, please sign into your bank's website then call Lisa in the New London office 860-442-6655. She will attempt to walk you through it as best as possible.
Did You Know.... Your monthly Union dues may be a tax deduction; please call the Fund Office (800) 922-6026 x620 for more information or consult with your personal tax professional.
All forms below are in .pdf format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Weekly Site Report
There are many more forms available online at the Connecticut Carpenters Benefits Fund Website. The main link in each heading above will take you directly to the Heath, Benefits, main pages on their site. You may also use their site to check on your personal accounts. Just Click Here to log-in to their site.
Instructions for Log-In to the Benefits Site: Your Member ID is your Union number, but the U is a 9 do not use any spaces or dashes (Example: If your Union ID is U-1234-5678, your Member ID is 912345678). If you have not logged in before, your Password is the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. After successful sign-in their site will prompt you to change your password. If you forget your Password, please contact the Fund Office at (203) 281-5511
OSHA 10 - NEW REQUIREMENTS
Connecticut State Law requires that everyone on a prevailing rate construction project must have completed a minimum of 10 hours of safety training within the past 5 years. Proof of training (IE: OSHA card) must be provided and the completion date of the training can be no more than 5 years earlier. Those who have completed an OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training class more than 5 years ago must take an OSHA 10 class to satisfy the Connecticut 5-year requirement. Example: OSHA Card (10 or 30) issued 01/01/2009 expires 01/01/2014 in Connecticut; another full 10-hour OSHA Safety Training class is required. Many contractors, construction managers, owners, etc. are adapting the Connecticut 10-hour Safety Training requirement with the 5-year expiration rule as part of their safety policies, even on non-prevailing rate projects. If you are not yet certified or your OSHA 10 or 30 card is older than 5 years you must take this course.
This 5-year rule is unique to Connecticut only The US Department of Labor OSHA does not have expiration dates. There is no OSHA refresher - participants must attend the entire 10 hour class.
OSHA-10 SAFETY AWARENESS CLASS SCHEDULE
All of the following are two-day classes
To sign up for these or any other classes please call Apprentice & Training
Toll-Free: (877) 999-5088 Phone: (203) 284-1362 Fax: (203) 265-5279
YALESVILLE CLASSES:June 26 and 27
All classes are from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
July 30 and 31
August 27 and 28
NEW LONDON CLASSES
None at this time
Other OSHA related classes are available FREE through the Department of Labor. Please see their Calendar of Events for detailed information.
More Member Upgrade Classes
2012-2013 Full Class Schedule Registration Form
For more information on the classes offered please download the full class booklet at the above link. The above booklet and registration form are in .pdf format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please note that classes may be added or cancelled. For questions or more information, please contact the Training Department at (877) 999-5088
RULES FOR MAINTAINING D.O.T. WELDING CARD
Once you have obtained a Connecticut Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Welding Certification - it is up to you to maintain it. This means you must call Tom Lynch or Dan Furlani at the CT Department of Transportation Division of Materials Testing (860) 258-0329 every six (6) months, whether you are welding or not, to maintain the D.O.T. welding card. The CT D.O.T. Welding Certification is good for two (2) years after the date of issue. At the two-year expiration date, the card gets mailed to the Department of Transportation to be re-issued. Re-issue of the card is at the discretion of the State Inspector. The card is the property of the CT D.O.T. If you are welding on multiple jobs between the six (6) month intervals, you must call each time you change contractors. Failure to do this may jeopardize your certification. The D.O.T. has these rules in order to track welders that hold this certification. They also have the right to revoke the welder's card at any time. The test at MISTRAS/ITI cost the Union $300.00. The Union will pay for the initial test after completing the journeyman upgrade class. If you fail to follow these rules and allow this certification to lapse or run out, you will be responsible to pay for the retest. Mailing address:
CT Department of Transportation Division of Materials Testing
280 West Street
Rocky Hill CT 06077
Attn: Thomas Lynch
Phone: (860) 258-0329