LU157 officer elections will be conducted at the NYCDCC LTC, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


Characteristics and Objectives

Joined LU257 in Oct 1989 at 19.
Completed four-year LTC apprenticeship.
Widely and highly proficient carpenter - Woodwork, Hardware, Drywall, Metal Framing, Furniture, Ceilings, Cabinetmaker, Furnituremaker,
Certified UBC Steward
Job Steward Alliance (JSA) Asst. Coordinator
ROMAC Member

Some Objectives as a member and/or as an officer:
Perform LU Recording Secretary duties as described in UBC Constitution.
Never to be bought and paid for.
Remove dictatorships/oligarchies, implement democracies.
Not seek or accept employment at the NYCDCC or any other labor organization while an officer (and/or delegate) of LU157.
Agitate, Educate, Organize.
Greater disclosure/transparency of union activities and financings.
Better access to information.
More frequent communication.
Work for the betterment of all members.
Reduce the number of hours of worked per day while increasing the hourly wage.
Provide service wholly divorced from partisan politics, race, or sex.
One Member, One Vote - direct democracy for not only LU officers and delegates but also NYCDCC officers and directors and UBCJA officers as well.
Member Ratification of Council By-Laws.
Member Ratification of CBA's/PLA's.
NYCDCC OWL - NYC Local Union members go out before others.
Against full mobility.
Better organizing efforts.
Better reporting of organizing activities.
Without trade raiding, add more skills and to cover all construction markets for more employment opportunities.
Accountable and responsive to members.
Positively receive and act upon the concerns and interests of members; invite free and open constructive criticism and debate.
Inspire and educate before forcing mandates and fining.
Better control over spending.
Better safety and health measures.
Better use of technology.
Better use of data/information in general.

Personal Characteristics:
Can admit when wrong/incorrect
Open/Honest/Truthful but Discrete
Independent but Co-operative
Respectful but Frank
Idealistic but Pragmatic
Intelligent/Comprehensive Thinker
Knowledgeable and Communicative
Open-minded but Decisive
Out-spoken against tyranny/corruption

Personal Information:
Born and lives/homeowner in the Bronx.
Married and father of three boys.


Daniel J. Franco for LU157 Recording Secretary

of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America
and Rules for Subordinate Bodies
Under its Jurisdiction
Established August 12, 1881
Constitution as Amended at the
40th General Convention
Effective November 1, 2010

A Section 35. The Recording Secretary shall keep the correct minutes of each meeting, read and preserve all documents and correspondence, issue all summons for special meetings, have charge of seal and affix the same on all official documents, and conduct all official correspondence. Minutes of meetings shall be safely preserved as a permanent record of the Local Union, in a form approved by the General Office.
B The President shall appoint all committees or such other officers as may be necessary, unless otherwise ordered, and shall have the power to order the Recording Secretary to call special meetings when requested in writing by five members in good standing, see that bonds are procured for officers and shall perform such other duties as are required by the office. Members must be notified of special meetings in writing sent to their last known address and stating the date, time and place of the meeting and the business to be transacted. No business not stated in the notice shall be transacted.
Special meetings may be held in conjunction with regular meetings.

C Any member entering the meeting in a state of intoxication or who disturbs the harmony thereof, or uses profane or unbecoming language during the meeting shall be admonished by the Chair. If the member again offends, he or she shall be admonished again; and for the next offense may be excluded from the room. The fact that a member is admonished or excluded from the room under this Section shall not constitute a bar to the filing and processing of charges against the member based on his or her conduct at the meeting. A visiting member shall be subject to these Laws. The Chairperson shall strictly enforce this Section.