32 BJ Contract Agreement Reached a Week Early
Tear Up that Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet - Employees will be at Work!
Agreement was reached on Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018 on a four year contract between Local 32BJ SEIU and the owners of residential buildings – including cooperatives and condominiums in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island where the 32BJ members work.
Agreement came after many hours and weeks of intense, but always civil discussion between the parties.
This pattern agreement includes fair wages for 32BJ members, continuation of their excellent benefit plans, and new clauses that will make employments issues more transparent and predictable and resolve issues quickly.
The negotiating teams shook hands today, obviating any concern about a strike on April 20th, when the present contract expires. But Union members now have to vote to ratify the agreement.
Details of the agreement will be provided in future notices.
Today, February 15th is the deadline for filing the online change form for every NYC cooperative and condominium that wishes to continue to participate in the property tax abatement program. Management files for their clients, but every self-managed cooperative and condominium should remember that this form must be filed EVEN IF THERE ARE NO CHANGES in primary residencies from the prior year. If that is the case, the box must be checked to confirm that the cooperative or condominium wishes to continue to participate in the abatement program.
Con Ed incentive program for oil to gas conversions
Con Ed is beginning another incentive program for oil to gas conversions on March 1. It will operate on a first-come, first-served basis and is available to residential and commercial buildings. This program is separate from the Area Growth Zone program and is expected to enable participants to begin gas heating service by Fall 2018. See further details below.
Eligibility and Incentives
- Residential buildings 5-100 units (up to $75,000 in incentives) currently burning oil
- Commercial buildings and buildings with 101+ units (up to $35,000 in incentives) currently burning oil
- A new high efficiency boiler must be installed as part of the conversion (new burners alone do not count)
- The new service must be firm gas service, not interruptible
- #4 oil buildings are eligible for new service lines installed in the street by Con Ed at no cost; #2 oil buildings must have adequate capacity available in the existing gas service lines
Other requirements, such as installation deadlines, apply. Interested owners should review the program application for additional details. Owners (Cooperatives and Condominiums) interested in participating should take steps now to assess the project's costs and ensure the building is eligible, if they have not already done so. FREE ESTIMATES are available for any building interested in assessing its internal conversion costs.
Owners with questions about the program or who would like a free estimate of conversion costs should contact Jamie Kusky (KUSKYJ@coned.com) or Armando Tejeda (TEJEDAA@coned.com)
CNYC's 37th ANNUAL
ALL DAY Sunday, November 12, 2017
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
on East 76th Street in Manhattan
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT THE CONFERENCE ITSELF.
All payments at the Conference must be by check or with cash. There is no capacity for credit card payment. Please be advised that certain classes may no longer be available
Fall Leaf Collection
Help DSNY turn your leaves into compost for NYC street trees and community gardens instead of letting leaves rot in a landfill. Certain neighborhoods across NYC will receive special DSNY leaf collection services. See below for list of districts. If you receive curbside collection of organics, set out your leaves on your regularly scheduled organics collection days.
Leaves can be set out in either a paper lawn and leaf bag, or in an open, unlined container. Please do not use plastic bags, even if you are in an NYC Organics Collection area. For more info, visit nyc.gov/leafcollection
Special Fall Leaf Collection Neighborhoods
Set out your leaves at the curb after 4 pm on the days noted below:
(Community Boards # 7 and 9)
(Community Boards # 5, 9, 14, 17, 18)
(all Community Boards # 1, 2, 3)
• Saturday, November 11
• Saturday, November 25
(Community Boards # 1, 3, 4, 6, 12, 13)
• Saturday, November 18
• Saturday, December 2
NYC ZERO WASTE PROVIDES TIPS
ON RECYCLING & DISPOSAL
Read the latest NYC ZeroWaste newsletter, with information on how ti "Dispose of Harmful Household Products" and "Schedule Electronics Pick-ups".
Click tp view the September newsletter online.
REGISTER AND INSPECT COOLING TOWERS
The NYC Department of Buildings has asked CNYC to make its members aware that building owners and operators now have the opportunity to voluntarily register their cooling towers and evaporative condensers with the Department of Buildings. Online access to the registration form and additional information can be found at www.nyc.gov/buildings.
This voluntary registration is in anticipation of legislation that with the City Council's support, will establish regulations to be administered by the Department of Buildings and the Department of Mental Health & Hygiene for the regulation of cooling towers and evaporative condensers.
ALL NYC BUILDINGS MUST FILE ANNUAL
PROPERTY REGISTRATION WITH HPD
Every NYC Building must file an online Property Registration form with HPD as required by the NYC Housing Maintenance Code by August 31, 2015. Management firms typically do this filing for their client buildings, but self-managed buildings will want to be sure not to miss the deadline. Here are the instructions :
Access the form through HPD’s Property Registration Online System (PROS). You will need to create an account and a profile in order to access the forms. Creating a profile in PROS will allow you to additionally
- Update and print one or multiple Property Registration forms at once.
- Check on the status of your registration and registration history at any time.
Even if there is NO UPDATE to the information please submit the form electronically so that we know not to send you a form through the mail. IMPORTANT NOTE: The forms should be printed on LEGAL SIZE paper. If you do not have legal size paper, you must modify your printer settings to ensure that the form will fit on 8 ½ X 11 paper. Be sure that all fields – including Section 10 – and barcodes are visible on the printed forms!
After you print the form, BOTH the OWNER and the MANAGING AGENT MUST SIGN AND DATE THE FORM. Photocopied signatures are not valid. Please mail the completed form to The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Church Street Station, P O Box 3888, New York, NY 10038-3888.
You must also submit payment for property registration. DO NOT SEND A CHECK TO HPD. The registration fee has been billed by the Department of Finance (DOF) with the July Statement of Account of Property Taxes. You can pay the fee Online or by following the instructions on the Statement of Account for mailing in a payment or by visiting a DOF Business Center in person. (For more information on payment options or DOF locations, see the Department of Finance Website.)
Once your registration becomes valid you will receive a receipt of valid registration by mail and an e-mail from HPD (if you provide an e-mail address on your registration) advising that your receipt is available through PROS.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS REQUIRED:
If you believe that your property is not required to be registered or if you no longer own the property and do not wish to be contacted about this property in the future, please review the Property Registration Page on our website for the appropriate next steps.
- A VIOLATION MAY BE ISSUED TO YOUR PROPERTY. HPD MAY CHOOSE TO SEEK CIVIL PENALTIES IN HOUSING COURT BASED ON THIS VIOLATION.
- IF THE PROPERTY HAS 3 OR MORE UNITS, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING AN ACTION FOR NONPAYMENT IN HOUSING COURT AGAINST A TENANT OF THIS PROPERTY UNTIL YOU ARE VALIDLY REGISTERD.
- YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CERTIFY THE CORRECTION OF VIOLATIONS OR REQUEST A DISMISSAL REQUEST INSPECTION FOR PENDING VIOLATIONS.
If you need help completing the form or are experiencing any issues with PROS, you can e-mail HPD at firstname.lastname@example.org or call HPD’s Registration Assistance Unit at (212) 863-7000, Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.
Fuel Oil Conversions
Guidance Document from the DEP
The city is in the final year of phasing out the use of #6 fuel oil. The DEP has developed a guidance document that provides a quick step approach for users who have not completed the conversion process, which includes the proper filling of all documents with the DEP. We would appreciate your sharing this document with your members. If your members are not certain of the status of their equipment or fuel oil type they can click on the link near the bottom of the page titled “DEP Status”. Contact numbers are provided in the document.
Click to Download Document (Word Format)
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